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on what's happening locally. >> always going on here in the newsroom. have a great day. good morning. credit call time. insider attacks on the rise in afghanistan even as more american troops leave the country. protests against the anti-islamic movie in the muslim world. this morning an actress who appears in the film speaks out and we'll have a live interview with british prime minister tony blair. and bill belichick grabs an official after his team's loss after a controversial last-minute field goal. a move that could land him in big trouble. and stars and surprises. "homeland" and "modern family" win big at the emmys while "madmen" has 17 nominations and no awards. a snub that has fans made today, september 24th, 2012.
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nbc-universal television from nbc news, this is from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. i know you watched the emmys mostly for the fashion, but were you rooting for any particular show? >> i missed most of the emmys, i have to be honest with you. i know you're happy with the outcome of "downtown abbey." >> love "downton abbey" and "mad men," one of the fans, kind of got shut out. >> more on the emmys coming up. also a live report from lester holt in kabul, afghanistan, on an increasingly tense situation for american troops there and as we said, we'll talk to former british prime minister tony blair. it's nice to have him in the studio. >> also, as we all know, you can waste a lot of time on the internet, but every now and then
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something really grabs your attention and tugs at your heart strings. a love story in 22 pictures is such an instant following two high school sweethearts through the highs and lows of their relationship and people all over the world are taking notice. this morning that couple is with us for an exclusive live interview. >> i saw it online. it is incredibly, incredibly poignant. i look forward to talking to them. a little later on you ask, can we answer? that machine is filled with your questions. we'll go live to twitter and facebook. >> i can't get over the game show music. the catch here is we have no idea what is written on those pieces of paper. those are your questions. so coming up, we'll step in and grab a few and hopefully not be totally fortified by what you want to know about us. >> or more embarrass. let's go to natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. with just a week until the presidential debate, the candidates are taking fresh jabs
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this morning on the campaign trail. nbc's peter alexander has more from the battleground state of colorado. good morning to you, peter. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. that first debate is actually in denver, now just nine days away. and coming off one of the toughest weeks of his campaign, mitt romney's campaign is focused on jump-starting the defense and economic message with many republicans pressing him to sharpen his tone. looking to restore confidence in his campaign, a defiantly optimistic mitt romney rallied supporters under the lights in denver late sunday. >> i need your help. we have got to stand together. we have got to work together. we're taking back america. we must keep this nation the hope of the earth! >> reporter: earlier romney refused to concede he's an underdog in a series of battleground states and accused the president of consistently distorting his positions. >> i'm not going to try to fool people into making people think things he doesn't. he's trying to fool people to make them believe i think things that i don't.
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and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: privately romney and the president have been preparing for the debates, the first here in denver next week, but publicly the two campaigns are trying to lower expectations, even complimenting their opponent's debate skills. for his part on "60 minutes," president obama defended his record, while acknowledging he's failed to deliver one of his biggest promises. >> if you ask me what's my biggest disappointment, is that we haven't change the tone in washington as much as i would have liked. >> reporter: meanwhile, as romney faced criticism he spent more time fund-raising than speaking to voters he'll pick up the pace this week on a bus tour from colorado to the crucial crucial state of ohio. while here mitt romney is also packing in several interviews with local television affiliates in key battleground states including virginia, wisconsin and florida. but when the romney campaign, natalie, begins its bus tour in ohio today, they will be met by a new attack ad. this is from the obama campaign. that new ad is the first one to
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use romney's comments caught on hidden camera with reports to some americans as victims and government dependents. the ad will accuse him of criticizing americans who don't pay their income taxes when he hasn't, quote, come clean about his own. natalie? >> all right. peter alexander in denver, colorado. thanks so much, peter. zoo officials are investigating the sudden death newborn panda cub in b in washington, d.c. the week-old cub had been a happy surprise at the national zoo. its mother had suffered five failed pregnancies in the past. officials say there were no obvious external injuries or signs of infection, but a necropsy should know more today. the nfl is asking coaches to respect the referees during the lockout. bill belichick may have ignored that last night and may face a fine from the league but he
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doesn't expect he'll have to pay up. we'll see about that. a winning streak went uninterrupted at the emmy awards as "modern family" took home best drama. and "homeland" also won and a strange record for critically acclaimed " a mad men," the show with an unprecedented 17 nominations and zero wins. we'll have much more, of course, coming up in a live report and a look at fashion which we always look forward to. >> thank you. >> mr. roker, busy weekend. >> kind of the susan lucci of drama. >> didn't she finally win? >> she did win a lot. >> they win every year. >> let's show you what's going on. for today, some chilly weather to talk about. warmer than normal out west, a trough and dip in the cold front brings chilly air to the great lakes. look at these temperatures. we're not talking records, but we are looking at frost and
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freeze warnings right from the upper great lakes all the way into northern new england. temperatures are anywhere from five to ten degrees below normal for highs today. out west it's just the opposite. temperatures popping up anywhere from 10 and that's your latest weather. >> thank you. the war in afghanistan is about to enter its 12th year, and while the drawdown of u.s. troops is making headlines, so
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is the dramatic rise in so-called insider attacks. nbc's lester holt is in kabul this morning where he talked to the top commander of the u.s. and coalition troops there. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this is a critical juncture in this war. there are 33,000 fewer u.s. troops here now that the surge is over, and as the u.s. hands over more and more combat operations to afghan forces, these infiltrators who are carrying out insider attacks are raising lots of questions about the future of the question, questions i put to general john allen in an exclusive interview this morning. >> the nature of this campaign is not ultimately for us to defeat the taliban. the nature of this campaign is for us to give the afghan national security forces the wherewithal ultimately to create security in this country so that governance can take root, rule of law embraced and economic development and opportunity can move forward. >> reporter: you are at a critical moment, and yet, as you know, this has been a horrible year for insider attacks.
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the very people that you're training to take over this mission are in some cases turning their weapons against american and other coalition forces. can that go on, and how do you prevent that from undermining your mission? >> this has my full attention. we're going to work as hard as we possibly can, around the clock, to understand the problem, and i think we've got a good grip on it now and to work very closely with our afghan partners to eliminate this threat. the taliban in infiltrating the ranks of the ansf recognize that this is an opportunity for them to try to split us apart. we're going to work very hard to prevent that from happening. >> if a soldier had to sleep with one eye open because he's afraid someone is going to shoot him in the middle. night, doesn't that undermine the whole cohesion of a unit of a military? >> it does. we've got to work very hard to eliminate that threat. to understand the threat and to eliminate that threat. the taliban seek to infiltrate the ansf, the afghan national
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security forces. we know that, and we know we'll see that manifest itself as an infiltration, impersonation or someone who is coerced or even someone who is potentially in the ranks but is susceptible to the taliban propaganda, the taliban narrative. >> reporter: general, i think a lot of military families will be listening very carefully to your answer to my next question, and that is you will soon make recommendations to the president about troop levels going forward, 2013, 2014. do you expect to bring more troops home in the coming year? >> probably, yes, and the -- the nature of the recommendation will be sometime before the end of this calendar year. i'll evaluate the nature of the insurgency. i'll evaluate the progress that we have made with the afghan national security forces. we'll look at the operational environment we think we'll face in 2013, and the combination of all of those will permit me to make a recommendation.
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>> are you prepared to give us a hint as to how far you may drop the level? >> not really. we really need to look at how far the afghans have come this year. >> reporter: would you expect the u.s. combat forces, only in a spilborghs forces role to continue past 2014? >> the intent is our relationship will be a training and advising relationship. the war for all intents and purposes ends on december 31, 2014. >> reporter: general allen admits they were caught off guard by the sophistication of a taliban attack against a base here a couple of weeks ago that killed two u.s. marines and destroyed six fighter jets. he says the taliban will likely carry out attacks after the u.s. withdrawal, but he has great confidence in the ability of the newly trained afghan forces, savannah, to rappel any further attacks. >> lester, more of your reporting throughout the week from afghanistan on aid today and on "nbc nightly news." thank you.
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former british prime minister tony blair joins us exclusively. good to see you. great to have you here. >> thanks, matt. >> lester holt was reporting the insider attacks on the rise in afghanistan, the fear that we may leave behind a situation a lot less secure than we anticipated. does it give us a hint of what's to come after a dozen years of fighting? could we say chaos return to afghanistan? >> well, it describes the challenge, for sure. first of all, if i may, i'd like to pay tribute though to your armed forces, to the service men and women who serve in afghanistan and to give my deep sympathy to the families of those who have lost their loved ones. we know what it's like from our side had britain as well. we've lost over 400 soldiers in the course of the campaign in afghanistan. and, look, it's very difficult when people see these insider attacks. they say, well, is it all worth it? i think we have to go back 11 years to realize why it is we were in afghanistan, to realize
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we actually have made our country safer as a result of this, but to understand that it's going it be an ongoing and difficult struggle. it's true that there are those who are insiders who are committing these crimes, but it's also true there are afghan forces doing the job they should be doing. >> i hate to put it on a scale of 1 to 10 question, a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the taliban is back in power after we leave and 1 being it's not going to happen, where is it? >> i don't believe they will come back in power. i think that we shouldn't underestimate the degree to which, for example, your surge, where you put some 30,000 troops into kandahar and helmand which are the most difficult provinces, actually they have had an impact. you know, what we're engaged in in afghanistan is a struggle in which there will be people that will carry on trying to do their very worst to disrupt the progress that have country, but it's important to understand that there are also afghans fighting on our side. >> let me ask you about things, the images we've seen around the world, the middle east, the horn of africa over the last couple of weeks, protests against the
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united states. what is behind what seems to be this new wave of anti-americanism, in your opinion? >> well, i think, you know, if i can say one thing about america and the way it's viewed in this part of the world. i've just come back from my 88th visit to the middle east since leaving office. if i were you in america, i would not worry about being loved. that's not your role in the world, right? your role is to be strong and you are strong. what you have to understand in these circumstances there's two groups struggling for what's going on in the world. you have anti-american protesters burning the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out there. >> but we do worry what the result of the arab spring has been. mohamed morsi, the new president of egypt, gave an interview in
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advance of him coming to new york this week, and he said this. by backing dictatorial governments in the past, the quote, successive american administrations essentially purchased with american taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel about that that, you know, there are actually most of the governments of the world dealt with, for example, president mubarak in egypt and by the way for perfectly sensible reasons, my government did as well. look, again, what you will find in all of these countries is they have thrown off a lot of these repressive dictatorships, but they are now having to learn that democracy isn't about just a way of voting, it's a way of thinking, you know, and if they want to make progress, we've got to help them but also challenge them to realize that the test of a democracy is not just how the majority win but how they then treat the minority, how they treat, for example, people of different religious faiths to their own >> i want to just end on a question that's near and dear to your heart. you're here for climate week as
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well. we've had a crazy week, year in this country of extreme weather. are you seeing around the world the kind of motivation and will that's necessary to, a, admit that there's a problem and then address the problem? >> well, not enough frankly. i mean, i think we've go the to be very clear about this. i know we've got all these economic problems to deal with, but this climate issue is real, and we are very responsible for future generations if we don't deal with it and we should rover a sense of urgency about it >> i hope we will. former british prime minister tony blair, always nice to have you in new york. >> thank you. >> nice when you stop by. >> thank you. >> 16 after the hour. here's savannah. now what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer. scientists have mapped all the genetic mutations in an effort to lead to more effective treatments. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> the catalog identified the mutations in common cancers. what is the bottom line and why does this matter? >> four basic kinds of cancers
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and they dug deeper and found genetic switches that make cancers worse than others, linked one to ovarian cancer and that could change treatment. underscoring all of this, it took thousands of scientists with 800 women volunteering to give up their tissue, and they shared information. it shows you just can't throw money at things, can't hide in your own little laboratory. unless we share information we won't get breakthroughs. so increasingly your breast tumor, my breast tumor may look the same on an x-ray but genetically they may be very, very different. the sooner we can understand, the sooner we can tailor treatment for me, treatment for you. >> one of the breast cancer tumors shared more similarities with ovarian cancer, us a mentioned. >> yeah. >> does this mean it may be the place where you find the tumor isn't as important as where its origins are, the genetic origins. >> maybe beyond that. okay. what's the common switch that turns on a tumor, and are there
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drugs that we're used to go treat lung or ovarian cancer that might be useful for breast cancer? some of the treatments that we know that really knock women off their feet, maybe they are going to be increasingly obsolete. one of the authors said this is like getting someone to the moon. i think it's a better rocket. we haven't gone to the moon yet. you get to say that when we cure breast cancer, but it's a huge step forward. >> doing the study perhaps is the moon shot. dr. nancy snyderman, thank you so much. >> thanks, savannah. >> 18 minutes after the hour and here once again is matt. the 64th primetime emmys were handed out last night. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in los angeles with the highlights, including one show that made history by not winning a single award. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. yeah. things have wrapped up now here at the nokia theater, but i imagine some celebrating is still going on somewhere in hollywood at this hour, but probably not by the cast of "mad men." that show was totally snubbed as a new drama was crowned king. just like a good drama, this year's emmys had twists.
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>> and the emmy goes to "homeland." >> reporter: surprise winner derailing "mad men" which had won best drama the postfour years. >> half the government is going to be in one spot and we've got a terrorist on the loose. >> this is the biggest night of my career. >> reporter: "homeland" also won for outstanding writer and star claire danes won best actress for her role on the show that even president obama says is one of his favorites. >> we're still stupeified by that fact that he's tuning in consistently. >> reporter: "homeland" clean sweep included damian lewis winning top honors for his top role stopping "breaking bad's" bryan cranston from a fourth straight emmy and sending the "mad men" star home empty handed. jon cryer won for travelmen and no surprise when the top prize for outstanding comedy went to "modern family." eric stonestreet brought home a
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best supporting actress. >> sofia, a gracious wonderful woman and the reason why i'm like even able to wear a curvy fishtail dress so i owe her a lot. >> reporter: also a big night for "game change," the hbo production awarded outstanding miniseries, outstanding writing. >> i've been dying to talk to the press. >> reporter: and julianne moore best actress in a miniseries for her portrayal of sarah palin. >> i feel so validated because i got a big thumbs down from sarah palin. >> reporter: julia louis-dreyfus won for her role on "veep." >> people say this is a comedy yet i don't see anything fun be me being president of the united states. >> reporter: and host jimmy kimmel won mixed reviews for his host i hosting abilities with josh
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grosgain singing a living tribute to the host. >> i will be missed. >> reporter: jury is still out on whether or not he'll be missed, whether he'll be asked back for another year. one thing is certain though, matt. next year "homeland" is going to be the show to beat. >> kristen dahlgren on the emmys this morning. kristen, thanks very much. still ahead, more on the emmys, including ryan seacrest with the glitz and glamour on display on the red carpet. but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the time now is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. an early morning bar fight leading to a deadly police shooting in hayward. this all started at the dirty bird lounge at about 1:00 a.m. a man had reportedly shot somebody inside the bar during a confrontation and just drove off. responding officers caught up with him and police say the man reversed his car right into officers, so the officers were forced to open fire to stop him. the man we're being told died at the scene. the person who was shot during the altercation at the dirty bird lounge is expected to be okay. time now to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she is fresh back from a vacation and to tell us about the workweek. >> hence the smile. maybe you've got the week off and you can hit the beach all week long comfortably.
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beautiful sunrise this morning. underneath those clouds, daly city. 52 in livermore, 51 in san jose and we're starting off at 56 in sunnyvale. the fog is the thickest in the north bay but it will clear about 10:00. those clouds stay offshore just about all day long. that's going to bring your numbers up into the 70s. even in san francisco, 70 degrees today. 79 for redwood city. then we keep that heat on. in fact we crank it up as we head through the end of the week. saturday into sunday holding onto the 90s inlane. mike has been so busy. what are you tracking now? >> we have the bay bridge toll plaza, so don't think those are light. what i'm showing you is a little heavier. down into the south bay we have 280 really packing in the traffic as you're coming north from that 680 interchange. 85 and 101 as well as 87 showing a pretty typical pattern there. it's a little heavier, 280 through san jose and saratoga. south 880 is dragging from san leandro down through hayward. earlier accidents have cleared
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around that 92 interchange. 580 slowed and all the way back to the dublin interchange and also slow through livermore and south 680 into sunol. this is the ripple effect as folks tried to change their commute. earlier problems on 680 down through pleasanton. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out at nbcbayarea.com. you can also check us out on facebook at nbc bay area. we're back in a half hour with more local updates. the "today" show rolls on.
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♪ >> cue up the '70s game show music. 7:30 on this monday morning, the 24th day of september. we're living history because our "ask away today" machine is filled with questions that you sent us. we'll choose some of them at random. we do not know what the questions are. may not know what the answers are, but we'll do our little bit best. >> aren't those machines usually filled with dollar bills or something like that. >> slightly less exciting. we'll grab some questions and do our best. >> and see how it goes. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> and some of our favorite
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olympians? >> coming up, misty may will join us to share a very big announ announcement, one that i think will surprise a lot of people t.surprised me. >> me, too. >> and take a look at this photo montage, images sharing a touching story of love, inspiration and survival. we'll talk to that couple in just a few minutes. we want to begin this half hour with a film that sparked anti-american protests in the muslim world. first nbc's mike taibbi has details. good morning to you. >> reporter: actor cindy lee garcia's lawyer also went to court to try to get youtube and its parent company google to take down the 14-minute video. a california judge said no citing federal internet laws, and in practical terms any video that's gone viral is all over the internet. this one did with disastrous consequences that aren't over yet. cindy lee garcia is just one of
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several dozen actors and extras who in the summer of 2011 trooped to a shopping mall east of los angeles. they were going to make a movie they say was called "desert warrior." >> based on an adventure film in the desert 2,000 years ago, and during the time i was being filmed in my part there was nothing mentioned about muhammad. >> reporter: last week garcia sued the man she named as the film's producer, nakoula bassely nakoula for fraud and intent of emotional distress. >> do you have any regrets about producing the film? >> reporter: after leaving his home to voluntarily speak to police nakoula went into hiding and was not served with a complaint and garcia requested google and youtube take down the video because of what she calls cred ubl death threats that have put her life into serious danger but was denied by a judge citing
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internet laws. >> under federal law youtube is a service provider which is immune from liability if it is not providing the couldn't tent that is uploaded on to the site. >> reporter: google did not respond to our request for comment, but garcia's attorney says her complaint will be re-filed before a different judge. how will a public lawsuit and garcia's public statements impact her safety? >> she has in fact made herself much more of a public figure indeed, potentially much more of a target in all senses of the world. >> reporter: now an attorney for four of the other actors told nbc news last night that they plan to file their own lawsuit this week but not against google. it's a suit alleging fraud and infliction of emotional distress against nakoula or anyone else they could name who knew what the video was intended to be. >> mike taibbi, thank you. cindy lee garcia is here with us exclusively along with her attorney. good morning to both of you.
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>> good morning. >> cindy, i know you're very concerned about your safety. you've received death threats. is that still continuing? >> yes, it is. >> what kind of safety precautions are you taking? >> right now i'm just, you know, very cautious of my surroundings, and i've taken all my information away from the public. >> are you worried that by coming forward in this public way you'll make yourself more recognizable? >> i'm coming forward to clear my name. i was duped. i went in to do this film called "desert warrior." muhammad was never mentioned, muslims were never mentioned. >> you thought it was an movie about what? >> an adventure film in the desert 2,000 years ago about the way life was back then. >> when you saw the finished product and you say that another voice was dubbed over with these offensive remarks, what was your reaction? >> when i first saw the trailer, i saw all these things in the trail their were not filmed when i was on the set, so i was
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confused, and then when i saw myself on there, i knew that it was the actual film but there were other words put in my mouth. i was devastated. >> to be clear, this does not reflect your views of the muslim faith. >> absolutely not. i would not do that. >> some people would wonder how it is that you could be an actor in a film and not know what the film was about. >> when i received on set they gave me three or four pages, two for the first day, two for the second day and i asked him why. they said they in the process of getting them together. >> did you sign any agreement that would have permitted the film-makers to take these liberties to dub over your voice? >> no, no, i read the contract. >> you met this producer, known to you as sam bacile, apparently also known as nakoula bassely nakoula. did anything about him set off alarm bells about you? >> no. actually he seemed very polite. he was very boastful about the fact that he had written the script that i had that's totally different on the -- >> did he give any indication
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about the views he apparently holds about the muslim faith? >> no. no one spoke of the muslim faith, no one spoke of muhammad, nor would i ever do that. >> let me talk to your lawyer. you've filed a lawsuit against youtube for basically putting this on the internet as well as the producers. the lawsuit does not appear to have a great chance of success because of a federal law. it basically immunizes these third-party providers. do you continue to -- do you plan to continue to press this suit? >> no, i think that's correct. i think congress has passed a law that does in fact have a very good chance of immunizing google and youtube, but i think we should be very clear that google and youtube are doing the wrong thing. in fact, they say in their own terms and guidelines that hate speech is not allowed. how can this not be hate speech? how can this not be wrong, morally, intellectually, legally, and so today we will dismiss the state court lawsuit, but we're going to file again today in federal court. >> because you think you have a copyright claim?
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>> absolutely. my client has a copyright claim and we intend to enforce it. >> thank you both for being here. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now let's get a check of the wet we are al. >> good morning, folks. a beautiful fall morning here. all this folks hanging in from little rock. let's go to the weather wall to show you what we've got. we're looking at the week ahead. temperatures below normal here in the northeast. very, very fall-like. above normal as you make your way into the plains in texas. mid-week period we'll see temperatures warm up in the southeast, gulf coast. look for warm weather also up to the west. showers in the northeast, and then the latter part of the week, we expect normal conditions in the east as far as temperatures. it will be wet from the ohio river valley back down into the mid plains. showers in the 7:37 on the first monday of fall. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren taking a live look at san jose. mostly cloudy. this is all we have, though, to keep us cool later on this afternoon and temperatures today
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are going to be abnormally warm. look at this, 90 in fairfield, 88 in livermore and 83 today in santa teresa. santa cruz, lots of sunshine coming up. as we head throughout the upcoming weekend, the mid-90s return. it's going to get hot before it gets cooler. don't forget. always check that weather. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> ryan seacrest breaks down the emmy fashion and this couple's touching story that is tugging at hearts all around the world that. after this.
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shortly after graduating in 2007, taylor joined the navy. last may in afghanistan, a routine mission to clear explosive devices turned tragic. >> i went right over something. it didn't go off. didn't register on the detector at all. exploded basically. >> taylor had stepped on an improvised explosive device. >> at that time i still had my right hand on there and i knew my left arm was gone. >> when danielle heard the news from an official, she was distraught. >> i think i dropped the phone and screamed. couldn't hear anything else. he said it again, said he lost both legs and we think both
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arms. as of now. >> but taylor's story is one of survival and love thanks in large part to danielle, who's been with him every step of the way throughout his recovery. their unbreakable bond was recently documented on buzzfeed titled "a love story in 22 pictures." taylor and danielle are now with us exclusively. good to see you, how are you doing? how are you feeling? >> it was awesome, had a from walter read over the weekend. how you doing? >> it was awesome, great time, great weather, couldn't ask for more. >> about two weeks ago someone sent me a link for something on the internet and said you've got to watch this. i went online, home alone at the time because it just kind of -- it took my breath away, and it was these 22 images of your l it was these 22 images of your love story. you didn't put it online in that form. how did this happen.
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>> it was a guy down in texas. > family and friends posted on your recovery. >> when everything happened we started a web page so we wouldn't have to text and e-mail and call, you know, the grandparents, aunts and uncles, all the friends and family, just to keep them informed. it was like a day-to-day updated thing, sometimes twice a day, and so we started that, and we had all of our pictures, all of our videos, and so i guess he -- he followed the story, and he took some of those pictures, and he put them together. >> no >> no relationship can be captured in 22 photos, but something about these 22 photos and the progression of them, danielle. at some point you almost feel like you want to turn away and other points you know you can't turn away. what was your reaction when you saw them? >> actually, we were out grocery shopping and got a few texts from people that said you're on this website, go check it out. we were like, okay, we'll check
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it out when we get home. >> we hadn't heard of this website. >> we kept grocery shopping. then another friend, up to x-amount of views, now up to this. we went home and we were, i guess, surprise that so many people thought it was -- >> deeply personal. these images from the very first images of this young love to what you went through in afghanistan and recovery to now, very personal. any regrets that it's out there? >> no, not at all. i wouldn't say it's too personal to share. if anything, it's been great that we never wanted to, you know, do all the interviews and all the cameras and everything like that, but we just started getting so many letters from different people that would mail us letters in the mail, write us e-mails and tell them how much they were inspired. them telling, you know, what it
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has done for them personally has made us, you know, kind of want to share the story. >> it was anyone from -- there's a 7-year-old kid who got a traumatic brain injury who said taylor's superman and wants to keep going with his recovery to people in the workout facility to people who have given up on love and said they had a bad relationship and completely gave up on it. >> couple of the images that jumped out to me, piggyback getting a lot of attention. one you're giving taylor a piggyback ride down steps of an airplane. another one is your favorites, is that correct? >> it was us going up the stairs. a lot of people said it was their favorite. i guess i think my favorite is the one on the beach, actually, of taylor and i and we're both looking at the water. that's about five blocks from our place in virginia beach. >> i like the one you were at a
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friend's wedding and shared a dance. that's the one i looked and said there is a future here. there is a bright future. tell me about that moment. >> it was fun. it was a wedding with all of our friends. kind of the first of our high school friends getting married. everybody was back in town, just rocking out on the dance floor, you know. >> i see in these photos incredible strength on your part, but also on your part. what have you learned about her? >> what have i learned about her? definitely we were close before, but i mean, we pretty much share everything in the sense that, you know -- >> any form of privacy, anything. i don't know. i think that both of us, what we like about this situation is we haven't changed. we're who we are. >> i know what i learned.
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the time now is 7:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kell kelley. the raiders get their first win of the season but overshadowed by a dangerous play that sent darrius heyward-bey to the hospital. ryan munldy, bam, right there, helmet to helmet. heyward-bey was on the ground for 12 very long minutes. he was finally taken off the field on a stretcher. the good news was he was able to give a thumb's up sign as he left the scene. he is now in eden hospital in castro valley for evaluation. last we checked, he is listed in stable condition. we'll keep our eye on that one. right now let's keep our eye on what's happening outside. christina loren here to check out your local forecast. >> taking a live look from the sunol grade, mostly cloudy conditions up and down the peninsula. as we head throughout this afternoon, temperatures will be cool to start and then heat up
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♪ we're back now. 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 24th day of september, 2012. these are some of the eye-catching looks that were part of last night's primetime emmy awards, and coming up ryan seacrest will wrap up some of the red carpet action for us when he joins us. pretty cool stuff. and we'll look at fashions as well. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. >> also ahead. we remember kerri walsh jennings and misty may-treanor winning their third straight medal at the olympics and an announcement
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about her future and may not be what you expect. coming up with her in a few minutes. >> and this lady is an american icon. two words. carol burnett. she is one of the funniest people on the planet. her variety show, an american classic. carol has now picked her favorite moments for a new collection. i can't imagine how you pick those out of just every -- just amazing comedy gems. >> you know what's fun, look back at them, a, the comedy stands up and, b, it brings back such great memories of watching that show years ago. >> and the "entourage" she had with her, harvey korman, tim conway, lionel wagoner and viciy lawren lawrence. >> she came in with an endurage. >> probably not that group. >> natalie standing by with the headlines. the obama campaign has launched a new ad pouncing on mitt romney's secretly recorded comments about the 47% of americans who he said pay no
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income tax. the ad says that instead of attacking others on taxes, romney should, quote, come clean on his. meantime, romney campaigning in colorado today accused the president of consistently distorting his positions. romney said the upcoming debates will put an end to that. researchers say they have identified four genetically distinct major classes of breast cancer. the findings published in the journal "nature" could lead to more effective treatments, including some using drugs already approved for other types of cancer. work has been suspended at a plant in china that makes apple devices and components after a dormitory riot sunday by 2,000 workers. taiwanese-owned foxconn would not say if the plant was involved in making the new iphone 5. it blamed the riot on a personal dispute between several employees that then escalated. the epa is conducting a criminal investigation of the chevron refinery in richmond, california.
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inspectors reportedly found that pollutants were being rerouted around monitoring equipment so they could be burned off into the atmosphere. chevron is cooperating with the probe. the investigation is not related to a fire at the plant there last month. for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. jimmy kimmel pulled a monster prank while hosting the emmy awards last night. he told viewers to tweet that comic tracy morgan had passed out and then he had morgan lie down and play dead. >> go at home and go on facebook or twitter right now and here's what i want you to post. post oh, my god, tracy morgan just passed out on stage, and just lie there, i don't know, for about ten minutes or so. >> okay. >> and when people tune in and they will see this on the stage. >> wonderful. let's do it. >> and it worked. 25,000 people tweeted the message instantly. soon after, omg tracy morgan became a worldwide trending topic. greenday apologized on
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facebook sunday and announced front man billie joe armstrong is seeking treatment for substance abuse, this following a profanity-filled meltdown on stage in las vegas on friday. armstrong reportedly felt he was being pressured to cut his appearance short, but a greenday rep said the band played its full set. fending off imperial storm troopers is easing compared to soothing a crying baby but john williams "star wars" theme song is just the thing for this guy. take a listen. ♪ the by's dad said he discovered the song's soothing effect by accident while he was driving with the crying 4-month-old. works on me, too. it is 8:04 right now. let's go back outside with al with a check of the weather. >> i wonder if he said luke, i am your father. these are not the babies you're looking for. all the folks have come with a bucket list.
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plenty of sunshine in the pacific northwest. wow, it's catching. >> oh, you made my bucket list. . wanda and matt sitting in a tree. look at alcatraz. the clouds will keep you cool in san francisco. abundant sunshine breaking through the clouds at 10:00 a.m. that will bring the conditions up to 70 degrees. you can ditch the jacket for today. you can put it in the corner. a hot weekend to get through. next week looking cooler and more like fall. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. when we come back, a red carpet fashion rap-up from our friend ryan seacrest, but first, these messages. rewards credit card, we earn more cash back for the things we buy most. 1% cash back everywhere, every time.
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even hotter. ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ ♪ you saw what i can see >> reporter: at the 64th annual primetime emmy awards the carpet might have been red but it looked mostly orange. the trendy color was the choice for "top chef" host padmi lakshmi in a strapless gown. cat jennings turned heads with her low-cut red dress by jay mandell and gin i ever goodwin was crowned a favorite by designer monique lhuillier. >> i'd prefer to be in an ice bath. >> reporter: every shade of blue on sunday night. heidi klum's seafoam colored gown was plunging in the back and in the front. >> i love the color. i love the cut. i love the slit. i like a high slit. >> reporter: hayden panettiere wore blue and gold marchesa and
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zooey deschanel. then there was sfag rah sexy and sparkling in turquoise. black and white gowns are always safe choices, but this year's red carpet was bursting with every color imaginable. >> didn't need any tweaking, and it's very bum friendly. >> reporter: expectant mother claire danes worn yellow and so did demi moore. lucy liu showed up wearing a metal dress that had a metal malfunction. >> my dress caught caught on lucy liu's dress. >> reporter: juliana margolies was pretty in floral and others like carrie washington sparkled. as newcomer leona dunn hamm made her first appearance, mainstays
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didn't disappoint. for "today" ryan seacrest, nbc news, los angeles. >> the host of "us weekly's" "watch with us" and jason is an "e news correspondent." >> you put ginnifer goodwin as number one. >> i did. she looks like a bouquet of rose buds and i really loved how she played off of her hairch her hair went with the entire outfit. honestly with a dress like that, you can't go overboard, and her hail and accessories nailed it. >> is that orange or red? >> actually more of a mandarin. >> i love mandarin. >> jason told you to say that. what about january jones, some thought this was a little controversial. >> i'm throwing this out to my twitter sphere. all my phones voted that this was absolutely a piece of work. it's a couture dress. for anybody who loves fashion, there's a difference between something that's like red carpet ready, but then there's also couture. couture is an artistic piece and
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january jones did it well. >> i think it's beautiful. why did not people like it? >> didn't get the architecture, why it looked wiry. >> heidi klum looked amazing. >> hello. the ventilation because it was hot out there on the red carpet. >> is what that what you're here for? >> sorry. i'll shot up negotiate. >> red the script right. what we set up for here. you're right. 100 degrees. effervescent, refreshing, mint is the color of the season. got mint in her socks. >> thank you. >> fashion forward. beautiful, sexy and sizzling. >> a couple of misses in your book, elizabeth moss was one of them. >> yes. elizabeth moss dressed like she looked like moss growing, like on someone's couch. >> you don't like the structure? >> overly ruffly. you don't need the peplem on the bust line. >> glenn close. >> i like her, but it just
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didn't embody her lady-like features. dated her and looked old, and the pattern was too loud for her shape. >> okay. jason didn't yell hello >> i didn't. i'm being kwai >> this is the dude meter. really does work. >> we have you here to talk about the show. the first question is how did jimmy kimmel do? >> i think jimmy kimmel killed t.basically started out on the bathroom floor, you know, because he had too much botox and all the nominees, there they are, trying to get him to come out on stage. he said during the show he would pull off a massive bring with fans helping him and brings on tom brady morgan in the middle of the show. pretend that you passed out on the stage. urged viewers to tweet tracy morgan passed out. tune into abc right now. >> and people did do it. >> a worldwide trending topic on twitter, and people watched the show, genius. >> wonder if we'll see a spike in ratings at that moment. your surprise moment going to what, jon cryer? >> had to be jon cryer, the first time he was in this
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♪ we're back now at 8:21 with one of the stars of the london olympics kerri walsh jennings who captured gold again with her partner misty may-treanor. she's here this morning to make an announcement but first a look back at her amazing career. ♪ >> misty and kerri, threepeat, olympic gold. >> the volleyball team won gold at the last three summer olympics, the first duo in sports to accomplish that feat. >> you thought london would be the best yet. does it figure out that way? >> played the toughest competition in the world, and we've withstood every single challenge, and to come out on
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top. >> between victories at the beijing and london games kerri and her husband casey jennings, also a beach volleyball pro became parents, first nine months after the beijing games, son joey arrived. >> i don't want to get too much into this business but this first business is a little bit of a gold medal baby. >> he is, not literally because he came right after. made in china. >> made in china. >> that's what i was getting at. >> and one year later kerri had another son who the couple named sundance. her whole family was there to celebrate with her in london. kerri walsh jennings and casey jennings are here with us this morning. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> so i was lucky enough to go see a couple of your matches. saw you against the chinese women and then i saw you win gold against the american team, and so what i'm realizing now is as i was watching you diving around in the sand in your bikini, kerri, there was something we didn't know.
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what was it? >> well, matt, yeah, you know, about a month and a half ago we -- we did something great in london, you were able to share it with us. felt so much love from our nbc family and everyone at home so casey and i wanted to come on here with you guys today and share some other news that when i was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country is was pregnant and today i'm 11 -- 11 weeks pregnant and feeling pregnant. >> i knew it. it wasn't something you found out afterwards you? knew you were pregnant while were you competing? >> you know, not to get too detailed, but i'm like clockwork, and -- and i'm a pretty happy girl and i was unreasonably moody. >> not unreasonably. >> smart answer. >> she was cranky but she was okay. she needed to be. >> yeah. i thought i was -- i thought it could have been like the stress
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of the games and travel kind of throws your schedule off a little bit, but, you know. i knew, and at some point, you know, you relate and then you start feeling something, and i definitely started feeling something in london >> i mean, the physical part of it, by the way, were you having any morning sickness there? >> not yet. >> that came later. >> for the first time, my third pregnancy, is the first time i'm experiencing morning sickness, and it's driving me crazy. it stinks. >> well, you know, i guess to go to the personal side again, you know the olympics are coming up. did you not have a discussion like, hey, casey, i have a headache, keep your hands off me. we've got kind of an important moment coming up. >> that only lasts so long. you know, i was under the impression that it was going -- i just felt like it would take me a while this time, take me a while to get pregnant for some reason so a month before we were
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like should we start trying and i had never experienced morning sickness so we were in switzerland, one of our favorite places of the world, and we decided to get going on the process. >> and now i'm blushing. >> apparently i'm very fertile. >> casey and kerri, let me end with you. >> sorry. >> you already have two sons. have you heard of the television show "my three sons?" >> no. >> you looking for a boy or a girl? >> you know, i'll take either, but we have -- we have a strong feeling that it's a little girl, but who knows. i don't mind either way. i'm happy with a healthy baby, like they say, but truly the two boys have been such a blessing. to have either one would be okay. >> he's one of five boys. >> congratulations to both of you. come see us soon. >> thank you, guys. >> take care. >> congratulations.
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good morning. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a south bay elementary school principal is in jail accused of selling drugs. eric lewis was arrested on friday for trying to sell meth to an undercover police officer. police got a tip lewis was dealing drugs. he is the principal at the montague elementary school. an interim principal will be on campus today. the school will sent letters home to parents to explain. let's check in with mike with the commute. >> let's look at the san mateo. approaching 101. approaching foster city. very slow coming off the high-rise and approaching highway 101.
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we will show you the maps in all directions. an accident at west 92 at 101 with a motorcycle off to the shoulder. we have no details on injuries. if you go southbound through san mateo, another accident involving a motorcycle. warmer weather brings more motorcycles on the roads. use caution. 880. very slow all the way down to fremont. laura. thank you for the update. i'll have another local news update in a half hour. in the meantime, you can find us on facebook.
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it's 8:30 on a monday morning, september 24th, 2012. it's a pretty day here in the northeast. hopefully it's nice where you're waking up as well. take a look at some of the nice people gathered on our plaza. we're out on the plaza as well. i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales. savannah has made her way over to nbc's education nation summit being held here at the public library. savannah, what's going on? >> hey, matt.
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well, things kicked off here on sunday, and this morning jenna bush hager takes a look at program that brings parent mentors into the classroom, and it's paying off in a big way. we'll also talk about the challenges facing our schools with a rising star in the democratic party, san antonio mayor julian castro, and by the way, tomorrow we'll have an interview with president obama on the state of education in this country, and i also ask him how he was as a student. got an interesting answer. matt, back to you for now. >> all right, savannah. see you in a couple minutes. also ahead, a comedy icon is in our studio right now. we're talking about carol burnett. for years her show, "the carol burnett show," just made people all across the country laugh. now she's chosen the funniest moments from the years of that show, and she's going to share some of them with us in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. and then a little bit later on fitness expert laila ali, daughter of the champ and fitness expert and as a new mom
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she talks about the five strategies to help women get back and get rid of their baby weight. >> all right. first we'd like to say hello to oscar nominee viola davis starring in a brand new movie. >> hi, viola. >> she's a teacher who decides to stand up for her students in "won't back down." so good to see you. >> good seeing you, too sgledcation is so important to you. this must have been a perfect fit when this script came across your desk. >> it was perfect. it was close to my heard because i grew up in such challenging circumstances, in abject poverty, and education is what saved my life, it was, you know. it opened the door to possibilities and choice in my life, so -- and also just a great story, you know. people forget that i'm an actor at the end of the day. really i like the role. >> interesting. not often that we have an actor and actress here and we talk about a movie opening and say yet there were protests. >> yes. >> and there were at the premiere of this movie. some feel it's a bit one-sided,
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one-dimensional and maybe unfair to some teachers. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel two things. i welcome protest. i welcome discourse. i think discourse is a good thing. i think it spearheads change. i think that we saw that in the '60s. that's why we enjoy some of the privileges that we do today. and you know what? in this movie the teacher at the end of the day is the hero. they saved the day. >> and we're talking about education which is something we don't normally do. >> absolutely, and it's a system that's broken, that needs to be fixed. >> it's a great film. >> as you do in all your roles, you do it so well. viola davis, great to have you here. >> such passion. >> really appreciate it. >> the movie "won't back down" in theaters now. >> mr. roque arer, how about a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we've got. gorgeous weather up and down the east coast. winnie around the great lakes. smokey conditions thanks to the fires out west. showers in the central rockies. then for tomorrow we expect to see plenty of sunshine up and down the east coast.
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sunny and warm. a little windier and air conditioning is a little bit better out west and rain through just a little bit of stratus hanging out over sunol. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have good air quality across the bay area. that is the case for tomorrow as well. temperatures will be up this week. this is the coolest day of the week ahead. 76 in san francisco. 76 in fremont. as we head through tomorrow and wednesday, temperatures come up a touch. thursday and friday, the mid- s mid-90s' trurn. and that's your latest weather. >> all right. >> thanks, mr. roker. >> still to come this morning, we'll go back to new york's public library where savannah is talking about education nation right after this. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful
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on education nation today, solutions that work. we've made our way to the nbc summit at the new york public library and today contributing correspondent jenna bush hager is here with a program that's not only helping students but an entire community. good morning. >> good morning, savannah, that's right. the problem how to build a bridge from home to school in know-lock families. many are immigrants isolated by culture and the solution, building trust between parents and educators. graduation day at the james monroe elementary school. diplomas are being handed out to 300 parents, from 28 public schools in chicago.
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♪ although some are still learning english. >> no speak english. >> they completed a year working alongside teachers in the classroom as parent mentors. logan square in northwest chicago is a mostly hispanic neighborhood, where 96% of the families are low income. and unlike suburban parents, urban immigrants are somewhat reluctant to volunteer in schools. >> i was like i don't think i can help these kids because i'm not a teacher. >> reporter: in 1995 the logan square neighborhood association convinced schools to let parents assist in the classroom. >> what used to be called a fortress environment where the walls around and the moat around the school, it's broken barriers on both sides. >> reporter: former parent mentor laticia ber ra iia barre program coordinator. >> building a relationship is huge. i didn't realize. >> reporter: children who need
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extra help get the attention they need. >> i have 31 students this year, and they do have a range of needs, so having that extra help allows me to reach each of the children who might need more support than others. >> reporter: maya jimenez may be a bit camera shy, but she shines in the classroom. >> she's a good teacher. >> she is like a mom, our second mom. she helps us write something that we don't know. >> i like him. >> reporter: monroe principal edwin rivera says the program's impact goes way beyond raising test scores. >> we see that the bond between parent mentors and student, it's like sometimes i go to nao classrooms, and you can't tell who the teacher is because the parent mentor is as involved as the teacher. >> reporter: other chicago schools adopted the model. more than 2,000 parents have completed the program. the program inspired graduation speaker patricia lopez to pursue her own education.
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>> i understood that i have what they show, and i -- i discovered that i have the passion to teach. >> when we educate parents, we educate the community. >> reporter: one program improving schools, bridging communities and changing lives. and a recent study shows test scores have doubled over the past nine years in schools with parent mentors. as a teacher myself who spent time teaching in urban schools, can i validate how important it is to have parents involved in their schools, in their students' academic success. >> we want to talk to you about that. we want to introduce you to mayor julian cass have to of san antonio. >> great to be here. >> let's talk about your time as a teacher. did you really see a difference with student achievement when the parents were involved? >> i taught third grade in inner city d.c., mainly a hispanic neighborhood, and my students whose parents were involved, who read to them when they were
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little, and came into my classroom for parent-teacher conferences were on average a year and a half above grade level. >> mr. mayor, we remember your convention speech at the democratic national convention. you talked about your grandmother and how invested she was and your mom as well. >> sure. >> in your education. is there a barrier in this community sometimes to have parents come in and work with the schools, as we saw in the piece? >> a lot of times, you know, families don't know where to start, and they feel like the teachers are the experts, so let's go ahead and, you know, take the kids to school and the experts will take care of it, and the great thing about the piece and what's happening more and more in schools is that schools are now embracing parents more, creating family rooms or parent rooms within schools, starting initiatives where parents speak with parents and mentor them so that they can get involved. it's that empowerment of parents to actually, you know, don't just think that the teachers in the schools are the experts. also read to your child and be
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involved so that program in chicago is a great model for other communities to follow. >> i know you're a believer in public schools. you're a product of public schools. your daughter is in a public school and your wife is a teacher. >> she is. >> if you had a magic wand and could make any change overnight, what would you do? >> what we're doing in san antonio, we actually have a ballot initiative right now to start early to significantly invest in pre-k education. so important. the research shows that the greatest return on investment is if you get kids in at 3, 4 years old, and so i'd like to see a shift in emphasis or a greater amount of resource funding and emphasis in the entire education ecosystem on early childhood education. >> get them early, it makes a real difference. >> certainly does. >> mayor julian castro, jenna bush hager, thank you so much. >> we'll continue our conversation here here at education nation. if you want information on programs that work, head to educationnation.com/casestudies. we'll have a bit more from here
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in a moment. but up next from studio 1a comedy legend carol burnett. but first, this is "
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we're back now at 8:45 with the legendary carol burnett. her beloved "carol burnett show" debuted in 1967, ran for 11 years, and get this, won 25 emmy awards. now a new dvd box collection is highlighting some of carol's favorite episodes. take a look. [ tarzan call ] >> from her signature tarzan yell, to her way with an entrance. >> how come you never made it in talking pictures? >> i don't know. >> carol burnett won the hearts and funny bones of america with her long-running variety show "the carol burnett show." the acclaimed series featured a talented cast. ♪ education nation >> special guest stars.
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>> finally good to see you with your clothes on and burnett's own unforgettable characters. >> your little baby daughter is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. >> establishing her as one of hollywood's greatest comedic talents, and carol burnett joins us live in the studio. carol, great to see you. >> thank you. >> how you doing? >> i'm doing great. >> 11 years. how do you sit down and come up with your favorites? i mean, you could have put all those 11 years in. >> thank you. i have a good memory, and so are some shows that aren't all wonderful, but there might be two or three segments in it that stand out that i remembered. >> were you a good judge of what was funny before it got on the air? in other words, when you saw things on a piece of paper, did you say the audience is going to love that, or was it based on what happened? >> it really -- most of the time based on what happened. i remember 100 years ago when i was on "the gary moore show." we had a guest.
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he was ed wynn. >> absolutely. >> vaudevillian. >> exactly. >> brilliant comedian, and we were all asking, we were asking him about comedy and so forth, and he said there's a difference between a comic and a comedian. >> what? >> he said a comic says funny things and a comedian says things funny. >> that's a good distinction. >> in other words, bob hope was a comic. jack benny was a comedian. he said things funny. >> one of the things that i used to love watching the show, and i know i will when i see these highlights, is harvey korman, for example. when you would get in a sketch with him, so often you two would crack each other up. not part of the script, it would just happen. >> no, actually, it was tim conway, his goal in life was to destroy harvey. >> did he have a trigger? in other words, was there something you or tim could do that you knew would get harvey korman to laugh? >> i didn't get him to laugh that much but tim did.
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what would happen is we would do two shows on a friday, and tim would do the show to the ink, you know, just as we rehearsed it, and then we'd tape it, and the director would get all the shots, and then tim would say, okay, now i'm gonna have some fun, and he would get on a roll and harvey never knew -- finally it got to be, whenever there was a tim and harvey sketch, all tim would have to do is look at harvey and go -- >> that little raised eyebrow. >> and harvey would go, and harvey was so ticked off at himself because he was a consummate actor. >> most of it was so wholesome, and i was thinking knowing i was going to have you on this morning, a lot of comedy these days is pretty raunchy. >> yeah. >> and it cuts way across the line. do you appreciate it? >> no. >> no? >> i don't appreciate it. >> does it make you laugh? >> if it's within a character. if it's the character talking that way and that comes out of the character, then i -- i'll go
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with it, but if it's just gratuitous blue material, that's the easiest way to get a laugh. >> do you think anybody out there is doing the kind of physical comedy that you used to do? >> physical, i don't know of anyone that does that. my neck still talks to me today. >> yeah. >> you used to end your show all the time, used to do a little tug, and that was for your grandmother. >> yeah. >> i don't think there's a better way that we could end this segment. it was that or the tarzan call, and i decided to go with the ear tug. >> oh, okay. >> always nice. >> thanks. >> love having you here. >> thank you, matt. >> please stop by more often. >> we will. >> and you're going to stick around to help out on "take 3" in a couple moments, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:51. in requested today's american story with bob dotson," comes from a place where 70 miles is not an hour but three days. bob is here to explain. >> good morning, everyone. on a dusty road i came by a woman who was traveling so slyy will she could see the rows between the corn, and she was a retired schoolteacher who has learned a lot about us. >> just look at that. that's just spectacular. >> bernice ende set out seven
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years ago to see america at four miles an hour. >> you know, those peaks up there, it's like, come on, see if you can come up here, and i would go to the next one and i'd want to go to the next one. >> 18,000 miles, so far. if you flew from the north pole to the south pole and back to the equator, that's about 18,000 miles. >> easy. easy. >> our paths crossed just north of glacier national park in canada. >> okay, let's go. >> a beautiful place like this would be on anybody's bucket list, but bernice prefers the journey, not the destination. she was born on a minnesota dairy farm, taught ballet, and when she retired decided the only rocking in her future would be in a saddle. >> okay, claire, you ready. >> she's breaking in a new horse this fall, her fifth. >> how are you doing back there, claire, okay?
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her dog found nearly frozen in a ditch, has been with her the entire way. the two set out on this long ride in 2005. they have been looping around the country ever since. >> you can't do this without having the faith in others. >> they help her find her way. >> can i go down this instead of going around this way? >> but she rarely accepts invitations to spend the night in their homes. when was the last time you slept indoors? >> i don't know. four months ago. >> during a flood. what was your scariest moment? >> a black stallion tried to steal my mare and tried to kill me. >> tessie, be careful. >> you're always right on the edge. you're riding that wave of uncertainty. it demands that i be bold. it demands that i have skill and attentiveness and caution t.demands that, or i'd be dead. >> most people who wander off on
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quests finish them and then dine out on what they did the rest of their lives. but bernice just keeps going. >> i don't go home. i'm home. everywhere i go i'm home. you need more? >> such freedom is hard work. >> how thirsty can one horse get? >> animals need to be fed, brushed. shoed and bandaged. repairs and camp chores take -- >> four hours a day. >> bernice was divorced and in her 50s when she started this long ride. no kids. >> i just didn't want to go home and be alone anymore. >> spirit, come on. >> so she left to find another kind of family. >> don't we have children that know how to hold horses? >> i do. >> oh, very good, here. you take care of this horse, would you? >> it's an in-your-face kind of life, no cell phone, no computer, just neighbors she's never met. >> oh, look who is coming.
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>> they ride into smiles. do people turn you away? >> never, and the kindness that i have experienced is nothing short of phenomenal! >> folks help her find firewood, food and a place to camp every day. >> you ride in a stranger, but in just minutes you're friends. >> oh, my goodness, nice to meet you. nice to meet you. >> i wish you could just come and see what i see. you would think so differently about our country. >> a place where good and generous people still pull together to sustain this remarkable journey. >> i've got thousands of spirits in my saddle riding with me, thousands. happy trails. >> for "today," bob dotson, nbc news with "an american story" from the slow lane. >> bernice will soon head east to watch the leaves fill with color and figures she will arrive here next fall. >> tell her to stop by and come visit her. we want to meet her.
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>> it's fascinating because she didn't watch this story. >> i had about to put a gps in her saddlebag to track her because she doesn't carry a cell phone. not even in a cell phone area. >> wow, great story. got to bump into more people like that. >> i try. >> just ahead, the secret germs lurking in your child's school. >> and all the highlights from last 8:56 on the nose. good morning. i'm jon kelley. san francisco apartments might get smaller. the current legal limit is 220 square feet. a developer group is pushing the board of superiors to 150 square feet. that is a little larger than a standard parking space. the city needs more options for tech workers.
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it's monday morning, september 24th, 2012, and we are in the heart of mid-town manhattan, kicking off the first full workweek of fall. starting off really nicelyere. hopefully where you are as well. i'm matt lauer alongside al roker, and it's all boys here this morning because savannah is about, what, six blocks from us here at the new york public library kicking off education nation. savannah? there she is. >> good morning. how important reading can be, fun for kids, of course, but also can help them achieve a level playing room inside the classroom and later in life. here with me inside new york's public library some wonderful
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kids who are going to read a really great book this morning but also ashanty, the award-winning singer, the ambassador of read for the record which is a national campaign to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day. ashanty, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> tell me how you got involved with jump start, the organization that sponsors read for the record. >> it's a phenomenal program. i'm infatated with kids, love kids, and to give them the opportunity to read first and to find one in winning and succeed in school and being successful, it's like i want to be a part of that so it was a wonderful idea. >> the idea for read for the record for those who haven't heard is everybody on october 4th reads the same book. >> same book. >> and we're trying to set a world record. >> absolutely. >> the kids are holding, what is that bug, "lady bug girl and the bug squad." >> right. >> why did you choose this book? >> i think it's a wonderful story. i think she looks amazing in her lady bug costume and shows
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togetherness. it's different characters, and they are having fun, and it teaches a lesson, and i think the kids will love the pictures. >> ashanti, before you were a grammy-award winning singer you were somebody who worked at a day care center. did these experiences with kids get you kind of wanting to be involved? >> absolutely. would i see the difference that it would make when you would read a book to a child that explains sharing, fighting over a toy, you can read a book and say this is what this person did and why we need to share and they would get it as opposed to telling them what you should do so i thought it was something really, really cool. >> and a great bonding experience for parents to snuggle up and read books. >> absolutely. that time and bonding with your child sun forgettable. >> do you have any favorite childhood books? >> mine is kind of weird. it was called "ananci the spider," an ashanti folk tale. my aunt is like this is cool, basically about a spider, a dad
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spider who is tricky and finds himself in trouble, and he has six sons, six spider sons that have special powers and they end up getting him out of trouble. >> our point, when you get read, to you remember it all these years later. >> thank you. >> coming up in the next hour, more from the public library and we'll continue to read for the record. guys? >> some help here from moms who want to stay in shape from two-time mom, mother of two would be a easier way to put, that and fitness expert laila ali. >> that's right. and then we're so fortunate. carol burnett has decided to stick around and help us tackle our "take 3" so we'll be dealing with that. and we're going to check in on last night's emmy awards. all the fashion, all the highlights. it's all coming up just ahead. >> let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, matt and al. good morning, everyone. new jabs on the campaign trail this morning as president obama fires off a new tv ad slamming gop candidate mitt romney for not, quote, coming clean about
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his tax returns while criticizing americans who don't pay income taxes. romney has released just two years of his tax information. this as the presidential debates are just nine days away. a sweeping analysis of the genes behind breast cancer. scientists announced that they have found four major classes. disease. the new finding offers hope for better targeted treatments, possibly putting drugs already on the market to work, including one currently used to fight ovarian cancer. the study was published by the journal "nature." a winning streak went uninterrupted last night at the emmy awards as "modern family" took home the prize for best comedy for the third year in a row. top drama this year went to terrorism thriller "homeland." the show stars claire danes and damian lewis who also took the top acting awards but a strange new record for critically acclaimed "mad men," the show had an unprecedented 17 nominations but zero wins. and it was a photo finish
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after a slow weekend at the box office. police drama "end of watch" took in an estimated $13 million and tied with "house at end of the street" and in third place, "trouble with the curve." a wild dash cam video, a truck swerves into oncoming traffic colliding into another rig and throwing its driver head first through its windshield. in the only does he survive unscathed, he managed to walk around the wreck and scratch his head in bemusement. pretty crazy. it's official. you like gangn"gangnam style," really, really liked "gangnam style." the video not viral but epidemic. psy's mega hit is the most liked youtube video everywhere. the korean superstar holds the record for 2.6 million likes and counting and even with the
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views, not the most watched video of all time, not yet but give it some time. a 4-year-old's imagination is soaring thanks to his dad who attached the boy's favorite toy train stanley and a video camera to a weather balloon. stanley soared 18 miles above the earth until the balloon burst and he fell safely into a farm field. oh, there he goes. his dad used gps tracking to find stanley and then added animation to make the train's eyes come alive with the same sense of wonder his son must have felt. very cool story. since minutes after the hour right now. stanley got home safe. let's take -- turn it over to al for a check of the weather. >> wow. >> wow, what an imagination and great dad, i'll tell. >> you that is dad of the year. >> i'll tell you. >> let's see what we've got for you today. we are looking at a gorgeous day in the east. we do have some rain making its way through the central rockies. also a front has been hanging down in southern florida. they continue to get more rain. today a beautiful fall day along
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the eastern seaboard. windy conditions around the great lakes. smokey conditions still continue out west due to those 9:07. first monday of fall. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is san jose looking good and hazy. we have leftover clouds from the marine layer formation. not enough to keep us cool. it will be 80 in san jose today. 70 in san francisco. this is the coolest day of the week. temperatures gradually rise through wednesday. look at thursday into the weekend. ♪ >> al, thank you. now to today's "take 3" where al and i each give our take on the stories that catch our attention and yours. joining us this morning, none other than the legendary comic genius carol burnett. were so excited about that, and
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"e news" correspondent jason kennedy. >> this is so exciting. sitting with carol burnett. >> history in the making. >> pinch me. >> okay. >> it's happening. >> you pinch me. >> we need it. let's talk first about the emmys. carol, of course, your show won 25 emmys, but i was noticing some of the red carpet trends which we saw earlier, and it seems like there's a new trend for red carpet poses, and that is the leg exposed. did you see the heidi klum sea foam green dress. >> did it beautifully. >> whoa. >> yes. very hot on the red carpet. >> yes. >> so she needed some ventilation. >> like 94 degrees. >> hot out there. >> she needed some ventilation, but i'm okay with it as a guy. >> is this the new angelina jolie moment? are we going to see this forever, do you think? >> i think so. it's not going anywhere. i mean, angelina started it, and we've seen it. this isn't the first time we've seen it. >> during the emmys, you could hear that knocking sound. it was the song of seal banging
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his head against the wall. what the heck was i thinking? >> i think you call this a revenge dress. >> a revenge look all around. >> you went to the emmys. would you wear something like that? >> well, you know, there's enough violence in the world without me trying to show off like that i think. >> but things have really changed though. >> you know, i could do it. >> yeah. that's what i'm talking about. >> there we go. >> i think you just beat angelina jolie to the punch there. >> well, i shaved my legs this morning. >> we're happy to know that. >> meanwhile, al, you can't take it. >> that's right. this is the moment we've been waiting. i can't take it! i am tired, the emmy awards, it's not fair to the broadcast networks i think, that they have to compete against cable shows that can get away with a lot of
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violence, nudity. >> yeah. >> swearing. >> yeah. >> it's hard for a comedy show or a drama. >> maybe there should be two different categories. >> i think so. >> or two different shows. >> used to be the ace cable awards and then the emmys. how can you compete, like "veep," julia louis-dreyfus, very funny show, but there's a lot of swearing in it. >> but we're seeing a lot of that on network shows these days, too. cable has upped everybody's came though, don't you think? >> to a certain extent, but you're still not seeing what you get to see on like -- >> on the paid channels, right. >> i don't know. "boardwalk empire." never seen a woman do car maintenance nude, but yet they do on "boardwalk empire." >> and it would change the timing of the show. i mean, i wouldn't mind a two-hour emmy show. three sometimes is pushing it, in my opinion. >> yeah. >> can you imagine if you would have been able to do nudity during "the carol burnett show," i'm just wondering. harvey korman.
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>> what is this all about? >> the leg showing, nudity. what are you getting yourself into carol? >> and then i've got to shave my kiss. >> let's move on to lady gaga and much ado about her weight gain, talking about 20 pounds, a big fan of her father's restaurant here in new york city, and she couldn't help herself, but now she's coming out. of course, she wore this getup last week when she made an appearance, but now she's coming out and saying, hey, i'm embracing my curves, and to all the girls that think you're ugly because you're not a size zero, you're the beautiful one, it's society who is ugly, so she's making a statement, you know, out of the weight gain and all of that. >> she tweeted she does not feel bad for this. 25 pounds for her is not a bad thing. sometimes she struggles with her weight. been very skinny in the past and open about her eating disorders, but i don't think it's a big deal. >> but she's going on a diet, right? >> good for her. >> good for her, exactly. >> embrace it.
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>> totally. >> i think she's going on a diet so she's sending sort of a mixed message here. >> but also wearing these outfits that magnify and that's why we're talking about it, wearing fish nets and then -- >> then she made this. this is a statement dress. >> what would you call that, al? >> i don't even know what that is, like pepto-bismol. >> when you did your show, you were constantly working. there was a grind for that show. you guys probably didn't get a chance to eat almost. >> oh, no. actually we did it like a live show. we rehearsed all week, and then we did two shows on friday, and we were out in time to have dinner, and -- and one time i was asked to figure out how many hours a week i worked. 30. >> 30 hours a week. >> a week. >> that's like a part-time job. >> yeah. >> we had it down, so we never did retakes. >> that's why you were that quk. >> don't have to do that here either. >> what do you think about lady
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gaga though? have you seen it done before? >> i love her. i think she's great. >> original? >> very talented, yeah, very talented. i love her voice, i love her playing, all of that. i think she's great. >> you know what i think, honestly, we make so much ado about all of these celebrities when they gain weight, when they lose weight. i mean, the reality is the american woman fluktnates weight all the time. >> absolutely. >> as does the american guy. >> as does the american guy. you're getting pregnant and have the babies and you're going to put on the weight and take it off eventually or gain even more. >> your show had one of the more classic theme songs ever. >> yes. >> we loved that song. you don't hear tv theme songs anymore? >> don't you. >> not really. >> not really good ones like yours. >> we sang ours, too. i sang it, and i don't know how many did that. >> did you have input into it? >> the song. no, my husband wrote it. he was a special material writer before he became a producer at the time, yeah. ♪ i'm so glad we had this time
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together ♪ >> that's kind of what we're diagnosis. >> doing our favorite tv theme songs. >> so jason, what's yours? >> i'm still in the moment. i'm going to go with "full house." >> "full house." >> i can't even think of the "full house" theme song. >> it was the family. we gathered around friday night. remember that. >> that's how young you are, that that was your theme song. >> the same size as the olsen twins, right? >> mary kate, ashley and i all grew up together. >> class ic. >> "the jeffersons." >> mary's. >> "who can turn the world on with her smile." >> and yours is. >> "brady bunch." >> the whole concept. ♪ here's the storiy of a lovely lady ♪ >> and we know who yours is, al. >> i listen to it every morning before i come in. >> al is obsessed. >> it's "the a-team." . cellnet ♪
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>> they said make sure you ask al about his. it's strange, very strange pick. >> why is that strange? >> every guy of a certain age loved this show. >> and you knew what to expect with that theme song, power, strength. >> things blowing up. >> the team. >> at the end of the day they would make an attack vehicle out of something in a garage and win the day. >> right. >> savannah's was "masterpiece theater." >> how odd is that? >> put me to sleep personally. >> savannah's at the public library right now, as we play the theme song. she's reading away to kids. carol burnett, jason kennedy, thank you guys so much. >> thank you. >> thank you for sticking around for us, carol, really appreciate it. coming up next, and the emmy goes to hits and misses from last night's emmy awards right after this. ♪ there's a place where the sky is always blue and the kids always eat their vegetables.
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los angeles rolled out the red carpet last night for the 46th annual primetime emmy awards. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in los angeles with the hey lights, including one show that made history by not winning. kristen? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, al. you might be able to hear us dissembling the bleachers behind me. about to roll up the red carpet so this is one for the history books. speaking of history, you mentioned it. "mad men" could have won history for winning its fifth straight best drama emmy. instead made history for having 17 nominations and not having a single win. just like a good drama this, year's emmys had twists. >> and the emmy goes to
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"homeland." >> reporter: the surprise winner derailing "mad men" which had won best drama the past nour years. >> half the government is going to be in one spot, westbound we've got a terrorist on the loose. >> the biggest night of my career. >> reporter: "homeland" also won for outstanding writing and claire danes won best actress in a drama for her role on the show president obama says is one of his favorites. >> so stupefied by the fact that he's tuning in consistently. >> reporter: "homeland" clean sweep included british actor damian lewis winning top honors for his starring role stopping brianiansstonerton from a fourth straight emmy and sending another actor home empty handed for the fifth time. surprises for comedies, too. >> something has clearly gone wrong. >> reporter: jon cryer won best actor for "two and a half men," but there was no surprise when the outstanding comedy prize went to "modern family" both of its stars bringing home best
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supporting honors. >> sofia, a gracious wonderful woman and is probably the only reason why i'm even able to wear a curvy fishtail dress so i owe her a lot. >> reporter: also a big night for "game change," the hbo production awarded outstanding miniseries, outstanding writing. >> i've been dying to talk to the press. >> reporter: and julianne moore best actress in a miniseries for her portrayal of sarah palin. >> i feel so validated because sarah palin gave me a big thumbs down. >> reporter: julia louis-dreyfus won best actress in a comedy drama for her role on "veep." >> people say that this show is a comedy, and yet i don't see anything funny about me being vice president of the united states. >> reporter: and funny man jimmy kimmel won mixed reviews for his hosting duties. including a controversial mock of the usual in memorium section with josh groban singing a living tribute to the host. ♪ that's what makes you beautiful ♪ >> i will be missed.
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>> the jury is still out on whether kimmel will be missed, whether he'll be asked back to do it another year. one thing is certain though, al, when we're here next year "homeland" is going to be the show to beat. >> kristen dahlgren, thanks so much. still ahead, the hidden germs in the classroom, but first these messages. ♪ germs, germs, germs, germs, germs, germs ♪ at kfc we have on: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7... t-5. all systems go. 4... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. preparation complete... 3... 2...1... taste for yourself why fresh is better. mission accomplished. try our new freshly hand-breaded premium breast meat original recipe bites today.
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good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. crucial evidence has led to the city council meeting. police have new lab results from the deadly may 6th shooting of 18-year-old alan bufurd. his finger friends were on the handgun. police say the teenager was fired on after aiming at the police officers. his family denies that. a deadly shooting in hayward. it started at the dirty bird lounge at 1:00. a man shot someone in the bar and then drove off. police say the man reversed his
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car into the officers and the officers were forced to open fire they say to stop him. the man died at the scene. the person shot at the dirty bird lounge is expected to be okay. let's take a break and check weather and traffic right after this.
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welcome back. 9:28. your hour-by-hour forecast, santa rosa holding on to the cool conditions at 51. at noon today, 69 degrees. 73 as you break for lunch in livermore. rounding out the day higher than average for this time of year. we have a warm up on the way for the first official week of fall. whether or not it will be an indian summer is yet to be determined. mike. very busy. for 880, look at the full screen. the southbound side on the left is slow. southbound out of oakland past
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the coliseum through hayward and through fremont as well. starting to recover a bit. san mateo bridge showing the recovery after the earlier accident. now all areas showing improvement through san mateo. slow through the south bay, especially 880 at 280. the accident just cleared. laura, back to you. >> we'll have another local news update in about a half an hour. have a great morning.
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>> how come you don't have changing tables in the bathrooms? >> because this is a bar, and you're not supposed to have children here. >> they will little fake i.d.s if that helps. >> that's the cast of the new nbc comedy "guys with kids." we'll catch up with a guy behind the laughs, jimmy fallon, executive producer. he'll be here tomorrow on "today." i'm al roker along with natalie morales. we'll check in with savannah at the new york public library in just a moment. >> just ahead battling baby weight and beyond. it's tough and stressful for many moms, and even someone like fitness expert and mother of two young children laila ali. she has five tips for all mothers to help drop some pounds. >> usually dads gain some weight. >> sympathy weight. we all go through it together. >> you've got kids in school. >> yeah. >> i do, too.
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>> our little ones could be coming home sick and bringing home all kinds of germs. >> can you hear it in my voice? yes, this is what i caught from them, yes. >> where are the germs in school really lurking? you will be surprised and disgusted. we're going to show you how you can protect your kids in just a little bit. >> all right. a little bit later we'll head into the kitchen for some hearty pasta recipes that are perfect for school nights. making pasta boulognese with white sauce. first let's check in with savannah at nbc's education nation at the public library. hi, savannah. >> good morning to you. once again we're here at the public library on education nation, and we're highlighting the critical need for early education. it can really make a difference. just reading to your children can make a huge difference. the president and ceo of jump start joins us and jed bennett represents the organization's partner the penguin young readers group. good morning to both of you.
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>> good morning. >> read for the record is a great event you do every year and the idea, as we mentioned before, is read the same book, get as many people to do it and set a world record. why do you think this makes a difference? >> as you said, it's the world's largest shared reading experience, so people come to celebrate literacy, and i think maybe more importantly is actually the call of attention to the critical need for early childhood education. we know that children enter kindergarten already significantly behind their more affluent peers, as much as 18 months behind, and once children start behind they tend to stay behind. so this whole campaign is part of a wider effort by jump start to call attention to the issue and to ensure that children are entering kindergarten with the core language and literacy skills they need to succeed. >> your celebrity ambassador ashanti is reading the book to kids. the book is "lady bug girl and the bug squad." is there a committee? how do you pick the book?
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>> we work to choose the book each year, a book with universal themes, making friends, knowing when to say you're sorry, imagine naplay, things all kids can relate to. >> what can people do to learn more about these efforts? hopefully you're hoping it spurns something beyond the one day, october 4th. >> we want people to read with us on october 4th. number one, pledge to read and do that by going to our website which is jstart.org. pledge to read with us, read to your own children, children in the neighborhood, a kindergarten classroom in your neighborhood and get involved in these efforts and make sure that you recognize the importance of early education. >> well, a little bit can really make a difference. it's great to talk to you. thank you so much, and thanks to ashanti, too. >> thank you. >> natalie and al, back to you. >> hey, savannah, you're in the library. >> yes. >> ssssh. >> i know, i know, no talking in the library, and you know i don't have an inside voice
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either. >> that's right. >> all right. al, a 9:34. good morning. the first monday of fall. it will feel like summer. we start with the satellite and show you a little bit of cloud cover leftover from pacifica to san jose. we are clearing nicely. all of that sunshine means 70s in san francisco. 79 in redwood city. 72 degrees. great beach weather this week. look at this weekend. mid-90s return. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. coming up next, fitness expert and mom laila ali right after this. we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck!
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will go by. won't work out, haven't eaten right. a constant work in progress for me. >> and you're the daughter of the champ, muhammad ali. so i imagine fitness came at an early age for you. you grew up with that. what was some of the advice that your father gave you? >> you know, my mom and my dad led by example. it was never like you have to do x, y and z. he was always working out, eating healthy so i watched that and i think that's important for us as parents to be a great role model. >> set that example. >> exactly. >> brought some tips for us this morning. at first you say is to focus on a healthy proegsy were. there some foods you stayed away from when you were pregnant, and what are some of the things you encourage women to do? >> a lot of women fall into the trip of saying i'm eating for two, i can eat anything and might as well eat whatever. focus on nourishing baby, eating things good for mom and baby, whole foods, grains, lean meats and lots of fruits and veggies and water. you won't gain too much weight. you'll be in the healthy range
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of 25 to 35 pounds, unless you're underweight, obese or having twins. >> they say eat only 350 calories above what you normally eat per day so that's nothing. >> that's like a yogurt. >> like a starbucks drink which you shouldn't be having. >> exactly. >> set short and long-term goals. give me some examples of what could be a good short-term and long-term goal. >> once your doctor clears you to work out, six to eight weeks, depending on natural or c-section, have you to start walking, start stretching and feeling good again. that would be a short term to be committed to walk 30 minutes a day and work yourself up to it. once you start feeling better, getting your groove back, go to a gym, run, start toning and doing the abs and crunches and all that. >> once baby comes incorporate baby into routine so what are some things you can get your baby out there doing? >> so many moms are saying they don't have time to work out, you know, because they are watching the baby or they are tired. trust me, i get it, i
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understand. we can do things with the baby. go walking. there's a great running stroller. that was my best friend, to tell you the truth. >> mine, too. >> exercises you can do. until the baby starts walking, of course, you can do pushups and planks, and chest press with your baby, and there's lots of programs for that. >> a lot of baby yoga classes as well. >> that's what i'm saying. coming out with everything for mom and baby. no excuses anymore, ladies. >> you say utilize the mom network. so many of us have friends who are going through the same thing, right? >> i mean, any time you utilize a network and have support from others going through the same thing as with you. a great website, strollerstrides, hook women up in different areas where they can go out and do stroller workouts and find support so definitely use that. >> stroller strides, a good organization. great, fun stuff. thanks so much. great tips. >> thank you. coming up next, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, hidden germs with your kids. ♪ you can't always see them but they are always there ♪ ♪
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health," the germs secretly lurking in your child's school. 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold. how do you keep your children health? today contributor and author of "what the yuck" joins us. good to see you. >> good to see you, al. >> this is something we need to be worried about. >> we do. >> a child in school has an average of six to ten colds a year and when the child gets sick, parents follow missing school and work but a lot of things to do to minimize risk. >> one of the places you need the child to avoid is the public drinking fountain in school. >> this is number one. this is the germiest place in the school, worse by far than even the toilet seat because those are actually cleaned more often. >> so send your kid to the bathroom and drink -- >> okay. >> i wouldn't say that. ever seen a little child using one of these, their mouth is all over it. a film of dirt there. just avoid it at all costs. >> hard for the cleaning, the custodial staff to keep these clean. >> a lot of crevices they don't clean well. best to give them their own
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water bottle. >> and tell them we find out it's good to share, don't share the water bottle. >> don't share water bottle. don't share food in general because that's something that you're touching with your hand. if you have a cold or something and someone else puts it in their mouth, they will get that cold. >> the cafeteria tray. >> okay. number two on the germiest list, so this has a lot of germs. >> seriously? >> it was, it was. not cleaned very well. sometimes the rags that are used to clean them, wet often when you get them and moisture, germs love moisture. if any food falls on to the tray loose, shouldn't be eating it. >> no three-second rule when it comes to the tray, absolutely not. >> lunch boxes. >> keep your child's food in a lunch box as opposed to loose in a backpack because that way it's separate from other food or keep is in a ziplock baggy. >> and the backpacks.
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>> looked at my son's backpack, very dirty. >> take everything out, once a week, washing it or at least hopefully washing it down with a wipe. >> and then we move on to the personal items. >> yes. >> kids share hats. >> bad. >> sharing brushes. >> lice is a big problem in school and can get very contagious very quickly. never share a comb, a brush, a hat, if possible. >> lip balm is the worst, and girls especially, lipsticks, lip gloss, love to try each other's shades, not a good idea. >> girls love to share things. guys don't. >> they do. >> let me try that, no. >> but even guys, you know, hear a good song, wouldn't their friend to put one ear bud in their ear, not a good idea to share anything that's touching your nose, face, mouth. >> in the classroom, a lot of art supplies. >> a lot of art supplies and at any given time there's someone sick or harboring a cold. give the kids their own supply,
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own pencils and sharpeners and erasers, the pencil sharpener is something that can get really germy in a school. >> never thought about that. >> best defense, make sure kids are wash, washing and wash again. many don't wash. >> many don't wash and they don't wash properly. scrub the back of the hand, in beeen the fingers for 20 second, the happy birthday song twice. use soap and a paper towel to dry off and use the paper towel to close the faucet. >> and put one of these in their backpack. >> somewhere where there's no sink available, at least they will have the hand sanitizer. >> here's hoping the kids don't bring anything fun home. >> that's exactly right. >> still ahead, fall pasta recipes for dinner tonight. but first, this is "toda
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kitchen," a hearty pasta is on the menu. our chef recently won a pasta battle on "iron chef." good morning. good to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> such a perfect time of year for a hearty pasta death. is that why you like it? >> cold weather setting in, brisk mornings that you're not used to. at dinnertime you look for something more filling and comforting and hearty. >> all about that. >> you're making a pasta bolognese with a white sauce instead. >> won't use tomatoes. >> something you'd find more traditionally in the north at wintertime. goes great with anything, especially great with truffles. those trends start right now and go through the wintertime. >> excellent. let's get started. what did we do first? >> ground meat, veal, chicken, some pork and some pancetta. brown that off. remove the oil, add a refresher
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and brown the vegetables. >> in fresh oil, the vegetables. >> we want to reuse the pan, you know, because there's flavor on the bottom so you want to keep all that flavor in the pot. >> absolutely. >> what we do is we sweat this down. we'd add the meat back. >> okay. >> you can smell it already. >> smells amazing. >> and then -- >> like that, saute up. >> for about 10, 15 minutes. we end up with this. this is everything rendered out. >> okay. >> and it's everything softened, so what we do now is add some chicken broth. >> okay. >> and we add heavy cream. >> heavy cream. >> don't worry about the cream. >> we're going to reduce this, so like only having half of it. >> oh, sure. >> can't reduce it once it hits the waistline, right? not so easy. >> basically it looks a little bit like a stew. cook this down to a sauce consistency. the cream reduces the fat and everything melds together.
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one of the garnishes for this is fried sage leaves. >> love that. >> in the fall you think about rosemary and sage, a little bit of hot oil, and we just pop them in there. >> just like that. that easy. >> when you're done with this oil, can you save it and use it to cook with because it's seasoned with sage. >> do it until they curl up. really want color, and then we put them on a paper towel to dry. >> such a nice garnish, you're right, perfect crispness on top. >> sprinkle a little of sea salt and move it back for garnish. >> you've made some fresh pasta noodles, is that right? >> i use fresh pasta. you can buy it in the store. >> just as fine. >> change the shape. >> if you want to undertake the task at home to make it. >> task at home of making your own pasta. which al roker loves to do. >> i do that in my spare time, thank you. >> exactly. we have the bolognese here. >> that looks amazing. >> a little bit of olive oil on top. >> a little bit of grated cheese and top it with a lill bit of
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peccarino. >> finished here. >> finished product here, fresh parmesan and with the sage, as you mentioned, which is great. >> what other dishes? >> the orrichete, the vegetable of fall. >> and i love these. >> the presentation on these alone. >> has escarole and pancetta and fresh ricotta. >> means good eating for us. >> coming up, maggie gyllenhaal stops by to visit kathie lee and hoda but first your local news and weather.
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it is 9:56. good morning. i'm marla tellez. a san francisco man is in jail accused of trying to kidnap a young girl. police arrested 25-year-old bradley moosak. they linked him to an incident
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at parkside elementary. he tried to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from parkside. she kicked him and ran back to the school. earlier in the day, he was spotted at bay side academy. it is the first monday of fall. let's check the forecast with christina loren. welcome back. thank you. temperatures are on the warm side today. the coolest day of the week. we have good air quality. feel free to open the windows. 79 in redwood city. holding on to great beach weather all week long. looks like we will see a cooldown next week. enjoy the 90s. let's check the drive with mike. enjoy the slowing while it lasts. that doesn't translate. on palo alto, you will see the zone in red as you pass by university and coming out of the
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menlo park area. the northbound side is moving smoothly until you get up here toward belmont and carlos with an accident to the shoulder. some issues with the interchange at 101. activity had cleared, but maybe something else is going on. slowing off the san mateo bridge. across the bay bridge, we don't have a concern. the westbound commute here is not a problem. cash lanes only. the metering lights on for another few minutes. marla. thank you. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook. all you have to do is search nbc bay area. see you at 10:26. have you heard of the new dialing procedure
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for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number.
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so when in doubt, dial it out! captions paid for by nbc-universal television dial it out! from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. hoda just leaned over to me on fun day monday. what's in our show today? >> i have no idea. >> it's a big day here, hoda. >> this is a huge day, and this is why i'm so caught up, because we were talking about which college is going to win our competition. and in our brains, we have the winner. we know who and we're going to announce it in just a couple of seconds. >> yes, we are. >> the six finalists, in case you forgot, they were syracuse university.
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the ohio state university. university of tennessee. brandes university. we had 150,000 votes and we know where we're headed a week from today, and the winner is -- >> drum roll, please. >> drum roll, please! go! >> university of tennessee! thank you. ♪ >> that's sarah, in case you're wondering. all right, we're going to do our show october 1st live from the hill, oldest part of the campus. that's their mascot, smokey the dog. you know what, it's going to be fun. we are going to tennessee. that's the home of the volunteers. that's where peyton manning went to school. >> you know, it's unbelievable what happens to a person when they put on a dog head.
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just can't help yourself. they are called the volunteers because, i guess, over 30,000 people volunteered from tennessee to fight in the war. ♪ >> going to be such fun. it's going to be fun. a week from today we're going to do our program live from the campus there at ut. i hope we have someone singing. >> 27,000 students there, so y'all come down. how was your weekend? you were very big at the aarp. can't say it because i'm losing my teeth. >> i went to the aarp convention in new orleans. it's a 50 and over crowd. >> what's fun with that? we have fun too. >> thousands of people showed up. there was some politics and some fun. president obama spoke, paul ryan spoke. in between those two -- >> there was a hoda sandwich. he was great.
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anyway, there's emerald. we did a little conversation with him. i got to tell you, jane pauley was there. these aarp people know how to party. there was a concert with stevie nicks, gladys knight, and melissa etheridge. i had my iphone, i took a video, you can't hear or see, but i did it. i did it. >> who's that singing? >> guess. ♪ ♪ i'm coming home ♪ come to my window >> anyway, by the way, when i was flying back, i want to point out, when i was flying back from new orleans, i was sitting on the plane and there was a girl sitting next to me with her ipad watching a movie without headphones. she could hear it, had volume up. everyone could hear it. >> everybody got to enjoy the movie. >> i gave her the eye. people have no excuse for that, you can get little headphones on the plane. >> she was unaware, clearly, she
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did her own thing. i glared at her and she ultimately turned it off. >> you're using your bully pulpit here to shame people into doing the right thing. good for you, hoda. >> how was your weekend? >> went up to nantucket. everything was so crazy with rehearsals and everything, but our grandson, first grandchild. michael kennedy got married. that leaves one, rory is not married. he married a beautiful girl named mary campbell. >> pretty wedding? >> they've gone off to tanzania and zanzabar for a honeymoon. i was going to go. you know what i mean? anyway, i watched a little of it last night. let's talk first what everybody cares about, the fashion. i think the best dress, by far, was heidi klum's sea foam green dress. >> she had the leg.
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it was a high, high, high slit on both legs. she looked beautiful. she always looks free and breezy. like she didn't try too hard. >> always looks like she smells good. you know who else i thought looked good? ede falco. i don't know if you could see it when she turns. it's hard to see. it's all white in the back. isn't that kind of interesting? and the belt was black in the back. >> christina hendrix, she just walks in and dominates. she was nominated for best supporting actress for "madmen." they have their own zip code, don't they? >> what's going on with that situation? that's crazy, right? >> that's what frank calls a formidable woman. >> some of the critics didn't love glenn close's dress.
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>> you mean you, you couldn't stand it. she's a beautiful woman, has a lovely figure. just didn't flatter her. looked like something off spider-man. >> denim, got tons of press, by the way. this girl. she has tattoos, on the show "girls." >> she writes it, doesn't she? >> she does everything. we're going to have a bit with her in a second. also the girl from "revenge." >> she was fantastic. >> i love that show. anyway, had lace on it. it's pretty. >> it's hard to see from here. >> yellow was the big trend, hoda woman. you'd think for summer, but it's fall. of course, it was hot as all get out. >> do you know how many times they said on the red carpet is it hot enough for you? >> wimps. >> stop whining is the point. >> that's an unusual color. what is it --
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>> careful. i know what you're thinking. >> i can't think of the name of that yellow. >> jimmy kimmel was the host. he can get mixed reviews. >> we love our jimmy. some things work, some things didn't, like life. >> the beginning was cool. he had his face all botoxed. let's watch the beginning in case you missed this bit. >> don't look at me. >> what's wrong? >> i can't host the show tonight. >> why can't you host the show tonight? >> i got a little botox. is it bad? >> no. >> i look hideous. i can't host the emmys. >> we'll do it! >> that part worked. >> come on. >> notice how eager everybody is. you know, he said when he was first asked to do it, that will be fun. then it dawns on you, crud, now i have to do it. it's a lot of work that goes into that. >> we're going to talk about the winners and the ones that didn't
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win with jason kennedy. >> "madmen" got shut out. zero. how is that possible, 12 nominations or something and not one emmy? >> believe me, i know the feeling. that was the susan luchi of daytime for many years. >> makes us look bad. looks like we don't know what we're talking about. >> because we don't. >> don't have any idea. >> jon stewart won best variety show. i want a shout out for kevin costner for winning best actor. he was amazing in "hatfields and mccoys." >> i've never seen "homeland." >> hoda, you're an extremely busy woman. perhaps that's why you never know what you're talking about. you're just all over the place. you know what i'm saying? >> no, i don't. >> apparently, there's a new study that says americans sleep too much. i don't believe that. >> the video?
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>> should we? okay. >> good. >> any time would be good. >> "the daily show with jon stewart." ♪ >> "the daily show with jon stewart" received four nominations this year. they have now won an emmy in this category ten consecutive years. >> oh, i'm not in the kind of shape i should be in to do a bit with jimmy fallon, who's in very good shape. >> that was good. >> well, that was cute, was it planned? >> i don't know. >> why am i asking you? did you know that americans sleep too much? i'd like one person to say they get too much. i don't know anybody who gets enough sleep. all right, it is football season. our favorite things, okay, show the picture first. hoda!
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sweaters in your favorite team colors. that is frank yesterday. >> that's really cute. >> lola, louis, and bambino. >> doggy sweaters? >> yes, look at this. this was louis', then i ran out of room. isn't that cute? they are available from preppy puppies. they are $30 at mypreppypuppies.com. i think that is terrific. very, very cute. >> my favorite thing is a book by mitch albom. he wrote all those terrific books. >> like what? >> "tuesdays with morrie" or something like that? >> i'm having terrible brain issues. >> alcohol does that. >> please roll so i can see the name. >> so she can remember the name of the book. >> "time keeper." no, it's actually very good. >> $14.40 at amazon.com.
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she'll be all right. what do you have, baby? >> mine is also a book. i've had so many people stop me because of the book you recommended, "gone girl." i found one myself, "defending jacob." it's a mystery. it's a bunch of people in our office read it. you're going to set me off now. but it's one of those books you talk about after you're done. >> quiz her! >> jacob is the son of these two parents, and it goes into the difficulties of how much is nature versus nurture in crime. it's fascinating. >> a comedy, great. >> it's hilarious. get it now. >> we're reminding people in case you didn't realize, we're going to tennessee on monday. >> yes, we are. we have a terrific oscar-nominated actress with us. >> maggie gyllenhaal, you guys. this is a terrific movie. >> she will not back down when it comes to her daughter. also justin timberlake, we're going to talk about him. he goes to vegas for one last
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hoorah and paris gets caught saying something naughty, naughty in the back seat of a cab. we'll talk about that with jason kennedy next.
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the only person who actually says what she's going to do around here. >> i'm sorry. >> you want to start a school with me? >> what? >> wow. >> wow. >> viola davis, right? she's so, so brilliant. when you play a mom who's from a lower-class neighborhood who's just sick and tired of her kids sort of being the victim of this awful school system, which i'm sure a lot of people watching this can connect to. >> yeah, she's, you know, she's in the position that i think no mother should have to be in in this country where she, you know, her daughter's in a failing school and she's at the end of the line. there's nobody who can help her. her daughter's dyslexic, yeah. even if she weren't, i think it's just, in this case, it's -- in the case of the movie, it's really a school that isn't working. >> a lot of mothers would feel
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helpless, there's not one thing i can do. what's your game plan with viola? >> it's interesting. my character in the movie, she does end up becoming an activist, but she starts out as someone who doesn't consider herself political or an intellectual or any of those things. and i think what's in her heart, her need activates her and, you know, together with viola's character, you know, they take over the school. viola's character is a teacher. >> fantastic where at one point your character says something in the realm of, you know those kinds of moms who lift up one-ton trucks -- >> off their kid, they are nothing to me. >> i love that. every mother can relate to that. >> she's not a perfect mother. you can watch it and see. no such thing as a perfect mother or anything near a perfect mother. >> if there was, you wouldn't want to play her, because you'd be so boring. >> and dishonest.
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>> exactly, exactly. >> and given the state of the education system, do you think this is one of those movies that will become a call to action? >> i certainly hope so. the movie has started up some controversy, which is really a surprise to me. >> it might be antiunion. >> the important thing, i am a total union supporter. i come from, like, the most progressive lefties there are. i wouldn't be allowed to come home for thanksgiving if i made an antiunion movie, but it's important to hold two things in your mind at once. you can absolutely support unions fundamentally with your mind and heart and can find some faults within them. >> they are not perfect either. >> even the things we believe in most stop serving us. >> when they stop serving the children, that's when they need to be addressed. >> the disagreements between the adults in this situation get in the way of helping the children in this country who need to be educated, then we are absolutely failing. and i hope that all of these
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people who are taking issue with this movie will ultimately see that the movie can be used to help them. >> just like waiting for superman did. >> that was a great movie. >> i just watched that movie again the other night, crying, crying. this movie too, by the way, bring kleenex if you go. >> you're a mom now of two. you can understand even if this character you're playing is so completely different from you. what a mother or great father's reaction would be to watch the dispair that happens when you see your child failing like that. >> if you have an incredible teacher, i take my daughter to school almost every day, not today, because i'm here. you see that teacher and think if that teacher's amazing, i want them to be rewarded, get down on my knees and thank them. if they are struggling, i want a system in place to help them and if they are not fundamentally able to teach, i don't want them to teach my child or anybody's
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child. >> we like you. >> we like you a lot, maggie. >> thanks for coming to see us. "won't back down" hits theaters friday. rosie perez comes to talk about her role in the film on thursday. why parents shouldn't throw pressure to volunteer all the time. and the surprises and snubs of last night's emmys on hollywood buzz. first, these messages. [ female announcer ] the best things in life are the real things. nature valley trail mix bars are made with real ingredients you can see. like whole roasted nuts, chewy granola, and real fruit.
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we are back now and it's monday, so that means it is time for our fan of the week. >> ms. sara haines is here to tell us who the lucky winner is. who is it? >> the south is doing well today. this is from lexington, kentucky. amy hosier who watches on lax-18. must-see tv for amy and her puppy pals, who i guess we don't get to know the name. but whether 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m., she loves getting the best
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movie tips from bobby, and taking adventures in the city with me. but her favorite part of the show is today's talk, and she has even put on a mock kathie lee and hoda hour for family and friends in front of her own window on the world. >> that's funny. pause here for a minute. this is her house? >> see the dog, yes. >> that's her back window? >> her back porch. >> okay, continue. >> you've got amazing devoted family and friends, but congratulations, amy, because we are sending you to beautiful sonoma county, california. >> we want to come with you! >> dinner and round trip air fare for two. the hotel and air fare were accommodated by bedandbreakfast.com. >> that's awesome. i love it up there. so beautiful. >> absolutely gorgeous. >> we should have said at the top, guess what team came in second. >> we're going to tennessee, in case you guys missed it. >> little creighton came in
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second, only lost by a couple thousand votes. >> it's a much smaller school than any of the big ones. hats off to creighton for really getting in there. >> absolutely, absolutely, good to that. >> we're going to ut, i heard a rumor. >> one week from today. >> yeah. jason kennedy is here. we love him, we love him. he didn't cover the emmy's yesterday. he was flying in to be here with us. but there's lots more than just the emmys we're going to talk about, paris hilton, amanda bynes. a little of the emmys as well. >> plus, a woman who lost more than her body weight, more than 200 pounds. she's the newest member of the joy fit club. and are your hands giving away your age? we're going to help you wave off granny hands for good. >> what? >> first, your local news and weather. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes?
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with fog. by 1:00 p.m., watch the forecast. we will stay mostly clear until 9:00 tonight. it will be a beautiful night to check out the stars in san francisco. you will see the stars nice and clear. the full forecast reveals a warm up on the way. we'll talk about it today at 11:00. let's check the drive with mike. palo alto looks smoother. we have issues for the peninsula. north of menlo park. we have the slowing approach the drive. the accident on the shoulder. all lanes are clear. it did cause the slow down and that is what is going on through redwood city. pretty good at 85 at 17. jamming up north from 280 to el ca camino. back to you, marla.
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thank you, mike. we will have more of the top stories coming up at the top of the hour. ♪ ♪ it started with a whisper and what's when i tkissed her ♪ we're back on this fun day monday. time for today's buzz and the hollywood news you may have missed over the weekend. >> from justin timberlake's final days as a bachelor to the emmy awards. jason kennedy has all the scoop. >> we love when you come visit. >> i love you guys. >> jimmy kimmel did get mixed reviews, what did you think? i don't get it. i thought he was brilliant. you talked about earlier in the show the botox bit to lead things off. but before the show he said he was going to pull off this massive prank and what it turned out being was him having tracy get up there on stage and say, hey, tracy, pretend you pass out. we're going to have the entire world tweet "tracy morgan passed out." tune in to abc, and it worked. it became a worldwide trending topic on twitter and a lot of people watched the show.
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that was good. had his parents escorted out by security in the middle of the show. memoriam video was kind of controversial, i thought it was funny. >> hard to get attention these days. certainly don't get attention by being bland. >> he wasn't at all. >> jon cryer was a surprise from "two and a half men." a lot of people didn't think he would get that. >> he was walking the red carpet before the show not being humble at all, i'm not going to win this, which he did. this was the first time he was in this category. normally he's nominated for supporting actor. he gets on stage and you can tell, he genuinely was shocked, as you can see right there. it was fun to see, i love that. >> "homeland" killed it, by the way. >> never seen that show, but it must be amazing. >> i'm going to start watching it, freshman series, six emmy wins. outstanding drama. "madmen," usually goes to "madmen."
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claire danes won. it's the show to beat next season, for sure. >> john hamm is always nominated but never wins. >> five nominations for john hamm, still hasn't won. even joked about it during the show, he didn't win, no. >> the guy from green day, billie joe armstrong checked into rehab. >> iheart radio, i know you guys have talked about it before. he goes on stage right here -- [ bleep ] >> his profanity-laced tirade because apparently they cut his set short. come to find out, they never cut it short. he started smashing a guitar on set. we later find out that, you know, he's going into rehab for substance abuse. there he goes. starting to smash that. kids are there. it's just not the venue to do anything quite like that. obviously, going through some personal problems. >> you think? >> he's going to cut some appearances, obviously, out of his schedule because he's going to be in rehab right now. >> not true it was cut to make more time for rihanna or usher.
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it was always meant to be short. >> he apologized, back pedalled. >> oh, he did? >> what about the lindsay lohan thing, a guy accused her of hitting him. >> he did an interview saying that she was slurring her words, that she smelled like alcohol. and she's upset. so she may take action. she may file a defamation lawsuit against this guy, because she's afraid it's going to keep her from working if people think she's fallen off the wagon 0 again. it could be a problem. >> that's true. the other thing is, too, the man has no assets, it sounds like. it will put everybody else on notice, hey, you lie about me, i don't care, i will sue you. >> to her defense police on the scene there said she wasn't drinking, along with some other people. >> good for her. she actually isn't guilty this time. >> for once. >> we've been teasing paris hilton thing, that she was sitting in the back of the cab, made slurs about gay people to her gay friend and the cab driver taped it. >> which is insane to me.
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you can't go anywhere these days. she needs to be careful. you shouldn't be talking like that as it is. this guy sells the tape, it's leaked out there. she basically says gay guys are disgusting, most of them probably have aids, these insane comments. now she's really back pedaling. she didn't mean any of it, she said. >> she apologized. in fairness, she said this gay friend of hers told her he wanted to go on this site for gay men to hook up and have unprotected sex. that's what she says. i don't know. i wasn't with them, hoda woman. >> i wasn't there either. >> i have my hands full with her. >> you are on fire today, for the record, and i love it. >> we love you, jason. >> see you next time. one mother of three that dropped more than 200 pounds. >> the ah-ha moment that kicked off her weight loss in the joy fit club. oh, my gosh, her whole family's in her pants. >> oh, my goodness. my gosh, he in her pants. >> oh, my goodness. that i could smoke
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♪ look at me now the joy fit club of the one woman who was desperate to make a lifestyle change. >> when she had a hard time being the mother she wanted to be, she needed to do something fast. take a look at her story. >> my name is jenny and at 369 pounds, i was always the biggest person in the room. i tried to make jokes about my
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weight, and i was always thought of as the funny fat girl with the pretty face. when i became a mother for the third time in three years, my weight really began to take a toll on me. it was very difficult to take care of my children's most basic needs. i couldn't bathe them in the bathtub because i couldn't get up off the floor from a kneeling position, so they took their nightly bath in the kitchen sink. i couldn't get down on the floor and play with them, and it was a struggle to take them to the park. i felt like i was failing them. in the summer of 2008, i fell in the backyard while i was atte t attempting to play kickball with my kids. the kids had to run for daddy. he had to roll me on a blanket and drag me inside the house. i was humiliated and scared. i knew that if i didn't do something, that i was going to leave my children without a mother and no way was i going to let that happen. i had to learn how to put myself first and leave the guilt of the previous 37 years behind. i was a woman on a mission.
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my weight loss has given me confidence that i can do anything. my family is so proud of me, but more importantly, i am proud of me. >> wow, what a great story. the leader of the joy fit club is joy bauer. >> that's really an inspiration for anyone who feels overwhelmed and strapped down. she did this while she was in graduate school and with three gorgeous kids. >> one is in love with hoda woman, wanted to hold her hand. >> all three are in mommy's pants. all three fit into mommy's pants. >> are you guys proud of mommy? >> yes. >> of course. >> they can't breathe. not easy to be in the middle. >> we're going to wow hoda and kathie lee. >> talk about the food. >> there were a few things that she did that i think were really smart. first, she allows herself a treat after dinner every single night, but she keeps it consistent. and we know through people
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reporting and through research, when you don't have a whole lot of variety, it's easier to lean on your sweet tooth. so this is her go-to snack, it's a greek yogurt pop. the reason i'm showing black bean soup and this turkey chili is because in her past life, she never cooked. it was fast food and she would order in. her husband taught her how to cook and the secret ingredient in the chili, cocoa powder and beer. i'll throw these recipes on twitter and facebook. >> here is jenny's before picture. >> okay, jenny, come join the joy fit club. ♪ >> oh, my god. >> yeah! >> you go, girl! >> hot mommy. >> my god. >> how much time did that take, jenny? >> two and a half years, 20 months. >> you did it the right way. >> must be such a different ball game now being able to play with your kids. >> it's amazing the things that
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we can do together now that we couldn't do before. >> and you'll live a lot longer to be with them as well. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> what about the exercise program? >> the exercise is phenomenal. i found exercises that i love to do and i think that's been a key part to my success has been finding an exercise that i love and then sticking with it and involving the kids. >> now you're just showing off. >> triathlete now, add that to my list of accomplishments. >> good for you. >> thank you so much. >> you can take off the pants. >> congratulations, you guys. >> all the way off. from bake sale to pta meetings, why it's okay for parents to just say no sometimes. >> just say no right after this. [ male announcer ] ever wonder what's behind two little fleas? the next generation and then countless more. how do you kill them? frontline plus. it uses two ingredients. one to kill adult fleas and ticks. plus another to eliminate flea eggs and larvae,
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all right, kids have been back in school for about a month now and it's likely you've been asked to volunteer for pta or
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fundraising events. >> did you succumb to the parental peer pressure and sign up, or have you gone running for the hills? bruce is a father of two who wrote an article for the new york times that says it's okay to skip that bake sale. linda is a mother of three and editor in chief for "family circle" magazine. >> you were gutsy to write this article. >> i think so let's just be clear about it. we know a couple of things from the research, number one, more parents are involved in their kids' education, that's great. if you can volunteer if you're inclined, it's great. the schools need the help, they are overstretched, underfunded, but we also know that volunteering isn't going to help your child get ahead in school. by the way, we also know it brings some resent. after all i did for the school, you gave my child that grade? >> right, right. >> it's not the standard of good parenting. if you are too busy, have a toddler at home, have kids in different schools, you don't have to feel guilty if you say
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no. >> it does become competitive among a lot of the moms there. >> that's what i was saying, never feel guilty they are not volunteering enough at school. it definitely is a mom thing. just say no or do what you can. there's a lot of volunteering opportunities either a night or perhaps a weekend or, you know, the one class trip during the year, which by the way, your child will probably remember going on. >> or may not want you to go. >> may not if they get a little older. definitely don't want you chaperoning the school dance, by the way. >> definitely don't want that. there's also some pressure for bake sales, first of all, not even allowed bake sales anymore because of the allergy thing. but the other thing, it's not home baked. you can't go out and buy something because you're stressed with time and serve it. it has to be home baked. >> we are from this age of parenting and overparenting.
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i'm a new, new dad. one of these dads that's very involved. at the same time, we know, for example, that work -- even working moms today spend more time with their kids than non-working moms did in the past. there is a kind of change that's going on, and i think that's where the pressure comes from. like, is this expected, is this -- where is that line between what's the normal responsibilities of a parent and what is overparenting or helicopter parenting. >> linda, that's not good for your child at all. they've got to learn independence. >> absolutely, and really as we talked about before, what's most important for your child and for the teachers, frankly, they get a good night's sleep, get a good breakfast, help them be organized, make sure the homework is done. >> generational thing, it seems. our parents didn't go to school. there was never one parent-teacher conference. >> i don't remember, when did all this happen? >> it is new, i think. because people now work and they parent, right, the idea of
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volunteering. all of our parents used to do whether it's the church or synagogue or local community, that's really what's fallen back. i think what can you do? go to school and meet the teacher. you're never going to regret that. if you need me, give me a call. we know that teachers will get involved more if they know the parents are watching. you know what parents should do? monitor the hallways at home and don't worry about the hallways at school. ask creative questions. don't just say how was school today, you're going to get a fine and a grunt. >> exactly. >> be specific. >> what did you learn many math class, what experiment did you do today? >> one of my daughter's teachers sends home an ask me about sheet every week. there's 14 things. it's genius. we know what to ask about. >> so thank you both so much. >> thanks for coming to see us. an injection that can get rid of granny hands? >> another issue with hands. we're going to put this to the test. first, this is "today" on
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you can get an eye lift, facelift, butt lift, everything. >> botox. >> to look younger, but one look at a woman's hands and it's a dead giveaway. >> wave good-bye with a minimally invasive treatment. it's called the granny hand lift performed by dr. mitch chasen. >> and tara o'leary, the patient, and the nurse. lovely to see you all here today. >> doctor, we do have some photos, you said they were not photoshopped so people can get the idea of what the before and the after look like.
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and this is that, huh? >> that was actually my medical assistant just a few days ago. so there's a dramatic improvement in a very rapid fashion. people take real good care of their faces now, but they have to realize the hands are just about as visible as the face. >> they don't put sunscreen on and the hands are out in the sun all the time. >> they are exposed to the environment, they suffer from the same signs of aging that the face does. >> do you put the same stuff you would do for botox in the hands? >> not necessarily botox, but lasers and topical products. >> i used on my face, which is an awesome thing. >> wonderful. >> you've already shot up this hand, and it's swollen, but that's usually what happens immediately after. and when does that go back down? >> tomorrow, that swelling will be gone and it will look like we've never been there. >> we need to know, does it hurt, tara? >> did not hurt. it was just a tiny little pin prick.
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look at your hands and say i don't know if you need it. why do you think you needed to get that done? >> well i use my hands every day, i'm an artist, i create things every day. i'm also not painting the paintings, but framing them, lifting them, installing them, putting 27 paintings in a show at the end of the week. every time i see my hands, they are bulging with veins, because i'm working with them. if i'm sitting like this, they are fine. but when they are constantly in use. >> it bothers you. and how long will this last and how much does it cost? >> it will last at least a year, subsequently, even longer. it's about $1,000 between the fillers and laser treatments. >> for both hands? >> you're catching it, obviously, really early, but if you are already older, are you going to get remarkable results? >> incredible result. >> i'm talking a lot, i hope you don't stick her in front of us. >> tara's smart. >> where do you inject it, exactly? >> we're going to inject at the
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base of the happened and we're going to gently massage. it's, essentially, a painless treatment and immediate result. >> okay, is this a craze? are more and more people asking for it? >> absolutely. >> they are? >> a lot of people talk with their hands. they don't realize sometimes they say too much. >> what are you saying? you're looking at me right now. what do you mean, doctor? >> beautiful hands. look at that. >> i could use it. oh, you're a diplomat. no, i could use it. i could use a lot of things, but who's got the time? >> we want to thank you guys for coming. i want to watch him do it. coming up tomorrow, jimmy fallon is here. plus all the guys with kids. and the real housewife, nene? nene leaks. have a great fun day monday, everybody. oh, my god! >> does it hurt? >> a little. >> does it hurt? >> a little. >> see you tomorrow, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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